Center for doctoral studies

Center for Doctoral Studies (CDS) is the coordinating body in charge of

  • keeping records of doctoral studies (above all, gathering and evaluating Individual Study Plans, maintaining up-to-date bibliographies of PhD candidates, and monitoring grant-seeking activities)
  • coordination of Doctoral Seminars
  • assigning tasks to students employed as CDS members
  • organization of annual international PhD workshops
  • web-site promotion of doctoral studies at the IES
  • coordination and linking teaching and research activities of PhD candidates
  • providing service to the Doctoral Council
  • seeking additional funding for doctoral students

The Director of the Centre of Doctoral Studies is nominated by the IES Elected Chairman, upon consultation with Department Directors and the Doctoral Council. The Director is accountable to the IES Elected Chairman.

Extra support for doctoral students

Doctoral studies at the IES are financed from the state budget (a sum of per-capita subsidy and research subsidy that is based on recent performance), domestic grant agencies as well as other grant sources. Sponsorship and contributions are also welcome.

Given available financial means, the IES supports PhD candidates in the following:

  • full-time employment of selected internal-form students who appear to be the most perspective for the IES
  • travel support for active participation at summer schools, workshops, and conferences
  • awarding publication and teaching bonuses
  • inviting foreign faculty into Doctoral Seminars
  • organizing workshops with international faculty and/or international PhD candidates.


Vědunka Kopečná

General information
Special inquiries

Matěj Opatrný

Annual Reports
Individual Study Plans
Communication with administration

Dominika Rečková

Final examination
Dissertation defense

Matěj Nevrla

Allocation of teaching duties

Jan Žáček

Entrance examination
State doctoral exam
Information for applicants

Jindřich Matoušek

Technical support
Publications, conferences and grants evidence
Information on financing

Administrative support

Lucie Křížová

Website - content management

Lenka Sojková

User accounts, econtrol
Business trips, grants


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