Prize of the President of the CAS

Prize of the President of the CAS

The Academy of Sciences of the CR grants the awards of the CAS for achieved results, which contribute to the prestige of Czech science in international comparison if five years have not passed from their first publication or implementation. It is presented for completed scientific results of excellent and high-quality research strategically orientated on social priorities.

 

The awards of the CAS are granted in the following categories:
a)    The Award of the CAS for outstanding results of great scientific significance achieved in the resolution of scientific tasks, grant, internal programme and international projects financed by the CAS.
b) The Award of the CAS for young scientific employees for outstanding results of scientific work, achieved with the financial support of the CAS before reaching the age of 35.
c) The Award of the President of the CAS for the promotion or popularization of research, experimental development and innovation granted to research employees for lifelong work in the area of the advancement of research, experimental development and innovation, including its promotion or popularization.
 

In one calendar year, it is possible to present at most three awards jointly in the categories a) and b) and three awards in category c) with the total financial means paid out in the calendar year not exceeding in categories a) and b) together a total of CZK 500,000 and in category c) also CZK 500,000. The expenses connected with the presentation of the awards of the CAS are covered by the CAS from its budget chapter, namely from the institutional expenditures for research, experimental development and innovation. The number of awards of the CAS presented and their amount of money is decided by the President of the CAS at the proposal of expert commissions and after discussion in the Academic Council of the CAS.

  • Proposals for the granting of the awards of the CAS in categories a) and b) can be submitted by the Directors of workplaces of the CAS after discussion in the councils of the workplaces and President of the Grant Agency of the CAS and the presidents of internal programmes by 31 March of that calendar year.
  • Proposals for the granting of the awards of the CAS for the promotion or popularization of research, experimental development and innovation (in category c) can be submitted by the Directors of workplaces of the CAS after discussion in the councils of the workplaces, the Scientific Council of the CAS and the Council for the Popularization of Science of the CAS by 31 May of that calendar year.

The Awards of the CAS in categories a) and b) are presented by the President of the CAS with recognition usually in the month of September. The awards of the President of the CAS in category c) are presented by the President of the CAS with recognition usually on the occasion of the World Development Information Day (24 October).

Presented Awards of the President of the CAS

President of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic awarded Awards of the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences for Promotion or Popularization of R & D & I
 
in 2015:
  • prof. RNDr. Heleně Illnerové, DrSc., from the Institute of Physiology of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
in 2014:
  • RNDr. Aleši Špičákovi,, CSc., from the Institute of Geophysics of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Dr. Michaelu Londensborough, PhD., from the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • PhDr. Jiřímu Proseckému, CSc., from the Oriental Institute of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
in 2013:
  • prof. RNDr. Michalu Křížkovi, DrSc., from the Institute of Mathematics of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • prof. RNDr. Miroslavu Raabovi, CSc., from the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • prof. Erazimu Kohákovi, Ph.D., from the Institute of Philosophy of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
in 2012:
  • RNDr. Jiřímu Grygarovi, CSc., from the Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • doc. RNDr. Karlu Hudcovi, DrSc., from the Institute of Vertebrate Biology of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • doc. Mgr. Jaroslavu Šebkovi, Ph.D., of the Historical Institute of the CAS, v. v. i.