6th call for proposals under the SoMoPro Programme - Autumn 2016


  • Foreign and Czech scientists with doctoral degree or at least 4 years of research experience (full time equivalent) after obtaining an education that allows them to access doctoral programmes.
  • Researchers who have not resided or carried out their activities in the Czech Republic for more than 12 months over the last 3 years. For scientists after a career break, we offer a special condition – they can enroll into the program if they have not lived and worked in the Czech Republic for more than 3 years in the last 5 years and at the same time have not been active in research for at least 12 months immediately prior to the deadline for submission of proposals.

Applicant submits only one project proposal in cooperation with the host institution from the region of South Moravia - see an overview of the Host Institutions.


  • Supported research domains are defined by the regional Smart Specialisation Strategy of the South Moravian region.
  • The duration of the fellowship must be at least 12 months and at most 36 months. The projects supported in the 6th Call may start as soon as March 2017 and end on 31 May 2020 at the latest.

6th call TIMETABLE:

  • Call publication: 1st September 2016
  • Proposal registration: between 1st October and 30th November 2016
  • Eligibility check: December 2016
  • Peer review: from January till February 2017
  • Evaluation results announcement: March 2017
  • Negotiations of the grant agreements: from March till May 2017

supporting documents:


SEMINar for applicants:

We have organised an information seminar for SoMoPro applicants on 3rd and 12th October 2016. You can download the video from seminar HERE.The presentation is available HERE.

Several frequently asked questions and answers:

What does it mean “permanent contract”?
It is an open-ended contract. It means that a contract for a particular period (e.g. 3 years) is not a permanent contract.

I need an extra part-time employment along with the SoMoPro full-time contract. Is it possible?
Yes, it is possible from the SoMoPro programme point of view but you have to report it in the project proposal with an adequate explanation. At the same time you have to check at your host institution whether and to what extend they enable additional part-time contract.

What if I do not manage to obtain the ethical clearance within the deadline 30th November 2016?
It is possible to provide the ethical clearance additionally after the deadline, however an explanation must be provided in the project proposal with an expected date and if possible a copy of the request as well.

Does the number of team members in the host /partner institution include all the staff members related to the project?

The number of team members should include only research workers who would participate directly in the proposed project. Therefore only the number of key team members should be stated, without auxiliary staff.



Steering Committee is an advisory body of the SoMoPro programme and its task is to ensure scientific quality of the programme.  It is responsible in particular for monitoring and approval of the evaluation and selection process. The Steering Committee members participate also on annual monitoring of the assigned reports of the supported projects.

Statutes of the Steering Committee to download

Steering Committee members:

  • Dr. Tanja Pettersen - Advanced Materials
  • Ing. František Matúš, CSc. - Information and Communication Technologies
  • prof. RNDr. Tomáš Opatrný, Dr. - Electronics and Photonics
  • Dr. Irene Fassi - Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Doc. RNDr. Ladislav Burýšek, Ph.D. - Biotechnology and Biomedicine

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