Capacity Development of ÚFCH JH, v.v.i. for Research and Development

HR Award

Project name: Capacity Development of ÚFCH JH, v.v.i. for Research and Development

Project provider: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports as the Managing Authority of the Operational Program Research, Development and Education.

The grant was awarded on the basis of a request for support received on 20 April 2017 under call No 02_16_028 Rozvoj kapacit pro výzkum a vývoj.

Area of support: PO 2 - Development of higher education and human resources for research and development

Project leader: RNDr. Ing. Martin KALBÁČ, Ph. D.

Project registration number: CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_028/0006251

Total project cost: CZK 18,982,039.95

Total amount of subsidy (95%): CZK 18 032 937,95

Co-financing rate from the European Social Fund: 75,9 %

Acronym: Rozvoj kapacit ÚFCH JH, v.v.i. pro VaV

Realization time: 1. 1. 2018 – 31. 12. 2022 (60 months)


Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry (HIPC) is a leading Czech scientific institution, which is the co-researcher on a number of research projects funded from national sources as well as from the European Union.

Therefore, it is a natural effort for the workplace to continuously develop and improve its system of education, recruitment and development of scientists so that it meets all the parameters of the strategic management of the research organization in accordance with the terms of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (C&C).

The purpose of this project is to achieve the basic conditions for the creation of a coherent system of human resources development of the HIPC i.e. research, managerial and technical staff through the HRS4R (Human Resources Strategy for Researchers) tool. The main objective of the HIPC is to obtain and maintain the "HR Award", which will prove the development of the capacities, knowledge and skills of all the staff of the HIPC. By achieving this prestigious European "HR Award" label, the Institute will become more visible and its collaboration with other scientific and research workplaces will be more effective and more accessible.

In the form of a planned, purposeful, training of scientific, managerial and technical staff, their selection, education and their professional growth, HIPC wants to fulfil the criteria of the HS4R. The applicant acknowledges the principles set out in the C&C, and formalizes it within the project by elaborating an internal analysis and defining on its basis the Action Plan for the next five years. Upon granting of the "HR Award", the HIPC envisages the implementation of the approved action plan, the development of the strategic management of the HIPC, which will enable it to fulfil its goals. At the same time, the HIPC is taking advantage of the opportunity and within this project will adjust the internal evaluation and management mechanisms with the clear objective of strengthening its position in the international context.

Main objective

Setting up the strategic management of the research organization in accordance with the conditions for obtaining of the HR Award.

Specific objective

  1. Strategic setting and development of the management of a research organization, including human resource development and gender equality

  2. Strategic setting and development of the internal evaluation of the research organization

  3. Strategic setting and development of international cooperation in the research and development and internationalization of the research organization

  4. Strategic setting and development of intersectoral cooperation

  5. Strategic setting and development of popularization of research and development

The European Union financially supports this project.