Terms of Funding: Roboprox grant for young female talents

  1. Total budget: 2 475 000 CZK (~4 girls/year), for all CTU teams (not partners). 
  2. Rules:
    1. up to 120 000 CZK/student (max. 44 000 CZK gross salary). We might consider to fund the same student for a second year.
    2. The goal is to attract students who could become PhD students on the project in the future. Primarily: newly employed Bc./MSc. students, but other interested girls are also encouraged to apply.
    3. Money should be only for salary (max 44 000 CZK/month for  employment, ideally 0.5 FTE for 6 months or 1 FTE for 3 months, but exceptions possible) 
    4. If the student receives a grant, she will be employed at CTU if she is not already an employee.
    5. In the beginning we count with donating 1 student/RG (research group within Roboprox). Based on the usage of money by other RGs, we might enable more students for the same RG. 
    6. Donated student should have in job description that it was funded by “Roboprox grant for young female talents”.
    7. Each sponsored student will participate in a short interview with Karla Stepanova (Eva Dolezalova) for the website (during or after their stay), and we will get a picture/video of her.
    8. The outcomes will be evaluated (e.g., how many became PhD students, publications, patents, demos…)
    9. The grant will be publicly announced through the Roboprox website, via leaflets at the university, and at various events. Interested students:
      1. Applies to one of the available research areas within Roboprox, A4 letter describing their ideas for the research topic + CV. They will be matched with a potential supervisor.
      2. If the topic and supervisor is already found, this will be noted in the application form.
      3. Specifies how much time she can devote and this will affect the corresponding funding amount (we will favor those that can devote enough time to use all 120 000 CZK)
    10. Independent committee evaluates the applications and selects the ones that will be funded.
    11. Application deadlines: twice a year (15.6., 15.12., we can announce an exceptional round). Planned: ~4 girls/year 

    Applications: via https://roboprox.eu/women-forum/#funding

    Deadline: 30 June 2024