Financial opportunities for postdoctoral stays

16. 3. 2022 from 14:00, online

We invited postdoctoral researchers to talk about their financial situation abroad and in the Czech Republic. They hold prestigious fellowships from national or international bodies, they are contracted with world-class institutions. Learn, how to join them one day. The workshop is organized in cooperation with Masaryk University Brno.


The workshop is open to all students with an interest in an academic career. We believe it will be most beneficial for PhD students, however even motivated Master's students may benefit from attending.

This workshop is co-organized with Masaryk University with the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

You can write the questions for panelists into Questions&Comments when registering.


14:00 - 14:05

Opening word

14:05 - 15:05

Short talks

15:05 - 15:15


15:15 - 16:15

Short talks

16:15 - 17:00



Mgr. Jan Kolář, Ph.D.

Jan is an archaeologist studying human-environmental interactions in the past. His work focuses on the relationship between major social and economic transformations, changes in land use and climate during the prehistory. In his research, he often uses large-scale archaeological databases and modelling approaches and combines his result with quantified outcomes of other disciplines, mostly palaeoecology.

Jan is a graduate of Masaryk University in Brno, where he received his PhD in archaeology. After obtaining his PhD he went to the USA as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Now he works as a researcher at the Institute of Botany of the CAS in Brno, where he also worked during his studies.

Anna Stejskalová, Ph.D.

She is a postdoctoral fellow at the Wyss Institute at Harvard Medical School where she studies the effect of vaginal microbiome on pre-term birth using organs-on-a-chip. Previously, she held a WiRe fellowship at WWU Munster where she studied endometriosis and has a PhD in Bioengineering from Imperial College London. She is one of the Czexpats in Science co-founders.

RNDr. Jan Tumajer, Ph.D.

Jan is a dendroecologist working at the Faculty of Science, Charles University. His research interest is the response of radial growth of woody plants to climate change on various temporal scales spanning between sub-daily to multidecadal.

He received an Alexander von Humboldt scholarship for postdoctoral researchers and spent about two years with the Landscape ecology and ecosystem dynamics working group at the University of Greifswald.

Mgr. Martina Ulvrová, Ph.D.

Martina is a data scientist and solution architect. She studied physics at Charles university in Prague with focus on geophysics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and later became an expert in computational fluid dynamics and data analytics. She obtained her PhD in France in Lyon at Ecole Normal Supérieure de Lyon. Using numerical and analytical methods she studied how the interior of the Earth shapes its surface. Her research interests also include volcanic tsunamis and associated hazards. Previously, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher under ERC starting grant before being awarded a Marie Skłodowska Curie individual fellowship at ETH Zürich in Switzerland.

Mgr. Jakub Zeman

Jakub's background is in clinical neuropsychology. He has been working as a Research Project Manager at Masaryk University since 2011. Till 2019, he worked at CEITEC MU (Centre of Excellence in life sciences). He has specialised at MSCA project preparations and consulted dozens of MSCA projects, including 5 coordinated RISE projects, out of which four were awarded. He has created and run MSCA Workshop to facilitate MSCA-IF/PF proposals preparations open to all MU applicants (incoming/outgoing), and in 2020 initiated an informal national platform on MSCA for Czech RMA to share information and know-how, and further increase national MSCA activity. In February 2022, together with other colleagues from Czechia, his team at MUNI establishes CZARMA where Jakub's focus will be on further development of collaboration and integration of MSCA experience and competences across national institutions.