PhD STARS program is open for applications
What is STARS?
Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, is a top-quality centre of research in natural sciences and STARS is its program supporting talented PhD students. The aim of this program is to provide excellent education and an adequate income to PhD students of the Faculty. The STARS program wants to attract the best students from the Czech Republic as well as from abroad. The program has just recently opened 45 new calls in following fields:
What do we offer within the STARS program?
All PhD students receive a state-guaranteed scholarship of 10.500,- Czech crowns per month in their first year of study; the scholarship increases slightly (10.500.- + additional 2.000,- once the doctor examination is successfully passed) over the course of 4 years for which it is granted. In addition to the state scholarship, the STARS program students will also be granted the STARS-scholarship of at least 10 000 CZK per month. The STARS-scholarship is guaranteed for 4-year study periode for those students, who will obtain grade "A" (excellent) in regular each-year evaluation. Complete conditions are available here.
Their net income will therefore be at least 20 500 CZK per month (800 Euro). The remuneration may be further augmented by the project supervisor. The PhD students accepted for the STARS program will work on the selected scientific project under the guidance of the supervisor.
As STARS PhD students you have access to:
· Advanced methodological courses
· High-tech laboratories and core facilities
· Soft skills training
· Czech language courses for foreign students
Am I eligible?
The STARS program is open to all applicants who hold a master‘s degree or equivalent in sciences, medicine, pharmacology and a related field of study.
How can I apply?
You can choose up to three projects (see Open calls) for which you can then apply through an online application form.
How are candidates selected?
The program is competitive. The supervisors of the individual PhD projects will shortlist eligible applicants, who will then be invited.
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