About project


As every year before, the Brno City Municipality supported the Brno PhD Talent project, so we will once again choose the 25 best doctoral students who study at the partner Brno universities.

The competition will start with online registration from August 18th and will end the week before Christmas, December 14th, by announcing the names of the new finalists.

We will be happy to answer all your possible questions which you can send to jana.musilova@jcmm.cz. But first, please study Brno Ph.D. Talent in a Nutshell.

You will also be able to ask in person at the seminar, which we are preparing for you at the beginning of September. We will announce the date in time.

Note: the whole competition is in English.

A necessary condition for participation in the competition is full-time doctoral study of the 1st or 2nd semester of technical or natural science at one of the 4 partner universities and a maximum age of 32.



Who can apply


  • study full-time at a partner university in Brno
  • be enrolled the first year (it means be in first or second semester) in a doctoral study program at the autumn semester 2020
  • be under the age of 32 years at the time of registration
  • study technical or natural sciences


  • Brno University of Technology (BUT)
  • Masaryk University (MU)
  • Mendel University in Brno (MENDELU)
  • University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno (VFU)

Important: Only those, who meet all of the Eligibility Criteria in the autumn semester 2020 may register for the competition. Otherwise you cannot participate! 

How to apply

1) The registration form for JCMM online system is here  

Please full out all the block letters and than press REGISTER TO THE SYSTEM.

If you made this registration before (e.g. you are/were applicant/beneficiaries of another JCMM project) please register to the PhD talent 2020-2021 thru pm.jcmm.cz and your account.

2) You will be automatically switched into the registration form for PhD talent 2020-2021. EDIT the form and full out all necessary. All changes SAVE before you complete the form or/and when you leave the page/system. You can edit your registration till the deadline, September 30th. 

When your registration is completed (please read the Guide for Applicants carefully), SUBMIT REGISTRATION. The deadline is September 30th, after submitting the registration is not possible to be edited. A new registration is not allowed to be created and uploaded after the deadline.

Please check once more your uploaded project is named correctly "surname_name_2020". Thank you.

I wish good luck all of you!

Detailed information for the competition in the year 2020 are available in the Guide for Applicants.




  • education and skills to address the proposed project
  • practical experience, internships, solved projects
  • accomplishments and awards


  • objectives and innovation
  • theoretical framework, methods and techniques, references
  • timeline and key milestones
  • motivation for the project


  • supervisor and consultants
  • institute/department and collaborating institutions
  • other relevant information

Important: The whole application must be written in English and submitted in a single PDF file. The maximum length of the whole application is 12 pages in A4 format of your own text. For more detailed description of the application and the competition see the Guide for Applicants.

What kind of projects can succeed?

To give your project a chance to succeed, we recommend you answer the following questions:

  • What defines a good project? Does my project fulfil these criteria?
  • Is my project meaningful and innovative?
  • Is it written to attract our expert evaluators?
  • Can I explain the reasons why my project is worth funding?

The scholarship will be awarded to the top 25 applicants, who will best demonstrate to our expert committee the qualities of the proposed project. 

The last step, which should be done before you start drafting you application, please read the Brno PhD Talent in a Nutshell and Guide for Applicants carefully.

Should you need more information, please contact us by mail jana.musilova@jcmm.cz.


Opening of the Competition on website 17.8.2020 - 17.8.2020

End of the registration 30.9.2020 - 30.9.2020

Formal control of the applications (1st round) 1.10.2020 - 11.10.2020

Evaluation of the applications (2nd round) 12.10.2020 - 27.11.2020

Personal presentation in front of a commission (3rd round) 1.12.2020 - 11.12.2020

Announcement of the stipendists 14.12.2020 - 14.12.2020

PHD talent (2019-2020)

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Brno Ph.D Talent 2016

Brno Ph.D Talent 2015

Brno Ph.D Talent 2014

Brno Ph.D Talent 2011

Brno Ph.D Talent 2010

Brno Ph.D Talent 2009

Ing. Jana Musilová

Telefon: 724 919 622

E-mail: jana.musilova@jcmm.cz

Koordinátor aktivit pro nadané iKAP JMK II, Brno Ph.D. Talent