Fyziologický ústav AV ČR

Špičková věda pro zdraví

Start Up research program

Institute of Physiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague, Czech Republic) announces call for Start-up Program proposals in the area of cardiovascular research or selected aspects of metabolism, compatible with the present research conducted at the Institute


A three-to-five year grant including salary, lab space, and operating costs, allowing the prospective Junior Team Leader to set up and run his/her lab, start building a team, and eventually apply for a permanent job.


Eligibility:  Up to 12 years after PhD graduation (excluding maternity leave), as of 7 September 2018. 


Selection criteria: Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic merit, i.e., the quality of their research proposal, publication record, and postdoctoral training. A vital asset will be intellectual independence, as documented, e.g., by an independent publication (corresponding author), or previous (grant) awards. Securing additional funding is not required to apply for this start-up, but it will be a significant condition for extending the start-up funding beyond the initial three years.


Two-stage application procedure (all documents in English):

Stage 1: Submission of the following documents to by 7 September 2018 :

(i) letter of intent (research proposal) outlining the project (2 pages A4); (ii) professional CV; (iii) PhD graduation certificate/diploma; (iv) two recommendation letters.  

Stage 1 results will be announced by 18 September 2018.


Stage 2: Short-listed candidates will be invited to submit full proposals (max. 6 pages) and deliver a public lecture as part of their interview at the Institute of Physiology.. Successful candidate will be expected to take up his/her position between 1 January and 31 December 2019


For full details governing this program see