Excellent scientific activity cannot be managed without the support of external projects. Each year faculty competes for the support of all national grant agencies that support research in areas that faculty departments aim at. For more than 5 years, faculty has annually thrived to acquire new projects and annually increase the volume of funds from these external sources. More information is provided under the link for national scientific projects.
In 2007–2013, the Czech University of Life Sciences had almost been denied the chance to gain European grants from Czech operational programmes, due to having its seat in the city of Prague. Despite the fact, FFWS succeeded in receiving more than CZK 200 million from the Research and Development for Innovations Operational Programme to build a new Pavilion of Wood Sciences. For more information on this project, see Operational Programmes Projects link below.
The new programming period of 2014–2020 (its start being delayed by two years, in fact) already invites Prague universities to participate in operational programmes as well, and that is the moment FFWS applied for several projects, especially from the Research, Development and Education OP. Up to now, we have submitted six Faculty projects. All of them are going through the process of evaluation right now.
In 2016, FFWS succeeded in getting three projects from international operational programmes: Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE (1 project) and the Cross-Border Cooperation Programme between the Czech Republic and the Free State of Bavaria Objective 3, 2014–2020 (2 projects). For more information, click on International Research Projects.
For many years, Internal student grant competition has been organised within the FFWS Internal Grant Agency (IGA), which allows students of doctoral programs to receive a grant for their research. Exclusively means of specific university research are used for these internal grants. Besides faculty IGA support, doctoral students have the opportunity to obtain a university-wide multi-year grants from the University Grant Agency (CIGA). More information about both grant agencies is in section Internal projects.