FR_p2022 FRESHERS: Skills for Research Career

Pan-university studies
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
Ing. Monika Kuchlei Sieberová (lecturer)
Mgr. Michal Petr (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Sudický (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Renata Veselská, Ph.D., M.Sc. (lecturer)
Ing. Ivana Jašková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Teresa Vicianová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Ivana Jašková, Ph.D.
Research & Development Office – Rector's Office
Contact Person: Ing. Ivana Jašková, Ph.D.
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 180 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 129/180, only registered: 0/180, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/180
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to get an overall picture of the topics that researchers face such as international exchanges within Ph.D., financing research and grant opportunities, publication ethics, communication of science and research results promotion, etc. and thus strengthening the abilities and skills of young scientists to better integrate into national and international projects and research structures.
Learning outcomes
After completion of the course students will be able to:
• identify the various opportunities for international exchange within Ph.D. studies
• identify the opportunities for financing research in the academic sector on the national and international level
• assess the standard principles used in the evaluation of funding applications, basic evaluation criteria, and determine what style of writing to use to impress the evaluators
• know basic ethical aspects of research projects including field specifics and issues of personal data protection
• search in bibliographic databases and learn to make a basic analysis of their own publishing activities
• think behind the reasons for effective science communication, the value such work has, and ideas on how success in this field can be attained
• find out what intellectual property is, how it could be used for their benefit and when to attempt to protect it
• have insight into possibilities of the academic or professional careers after PhD
  • Financing Research; Grant opportunities for researchers (7th Oct)
  • Grant writing; Evaluation of research proposals (14th Oct)
  • Research Ethics and Research Integrity (no online lecture - presentation uploaded no later than 15 Oct)
  • Foreign opportunities and challenges for PhD students (21st Oct)
  • Communicating Science; Promotion of Research Results (11th Nov)
  • Scientific Evaluation; Scientometrics and Publication Ethics (2nd Dec)
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property Law (9th Dec)
  • Possible careers of a Ph.D. graduate (16th Dec)
Assessment methods
On-line teaching. For successful completion, it is necessary to watch at least 90% of the lectures (7/8) (either watching lectures in real time or watching lecture recordings in IS).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: The course is divided into 8 lectures (from 1 to 2 hours).

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