Scientific Prizes 2024 of the French Embassy

05. 02. 2024

The French Embassy is annoucing a call for applications for the Scientific Prizes 2024 in the following scientific fields (conditions of participation attached):


  • CEFRES Platform Award (organized by CEFRES) – information to be soon published on the CEFRES website, inquiries can be sent on

Applications are open to PhD students enrolled in a doctorate cycle (or postdoctoral fellows who have defended their PhD dissertation in 2023 or 2024), younger than 33 years old as of 1st May 2024 (extensions may be granted for those who were on maternal or parental leave), of Czech or Slovak nationality, with full-time employment at a CAS institute.

Interested candidates can send the following documents in English:

  • Professional CV (including rewarded grants and awards)
  • institution and supervisor of their master’s or PhD thesis
  • List of publications (including impact factor and quartile)
  • Annotation (of the project that the candidate would present before the jury (about ½ page in English)

Please send your applications at the latest by 4 March 2024 to the e-mail address, please mention the name of the prize you are applying for in the subject of the e-mail. The research topic (content of the project), not the field of doctoral study, is the determining criterion for applying for individual awards, but for the award in the field of medicine, working in a hospital or medical institution is a requirement.

The CAS coordinators will then select the candidates to be nominated for the awards on behalf of the CAS based on the submitted documents. According to the rules (see individual conditions) the coordinators will nominate given number of the best candidates.

These candidates will then present their research in front of selection committees during May and June (exact dates can be found in the respective prize conditions).

The winners will be officially announced in June 2024. Awarded candidates will receive financial support and, for the first two places, also a scholarship in France (may differ depending on the prize). The award ceremony should also be attended by the supervisors of the nominated candidates' dissertations and representatives of the relevant CAS institutes.

Further information is available on the website of the French Institute.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the Albert Schweitzer Award in medicine is only open for applicants working in a hospital or in a related healthcare institution with routine medical or paramedical activity.

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The Czech Academy of Sciences (the CAS)

The mission of the CAS

The primary mission of the CAS is to conduct research in a broad spectrum of natural, technical and social sciences as well as humanities. This research aims to advance progress of scientific knowledge at the international level, considering, however, the specific needs of the Czech society and the national culture.

President of the CAS

Prof. Eva Zažímalová has started her second term of office in May 2021. She is a respected scientist, and a Professor of Plant Anatomy and Physiology.

She is also a part of GCSA of the EU.