FINANCING OF LIFE SCIENCES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC IN 2021
The series “Financing of Life Sciences in the Czech Republic” was published on the portal vedavyzkum.cz between October and December 2020. For the very first time we presented a detailed and comprehensive summary of the support of science (in the form of available financial resources, such as grants, scholarships, fellowships, and awards in 2021) for different stages of the researcher’s career, starting from elementary school pupils, to senior group leaders and management of research institutions. The enumeration of various possibilities of obtaining financing for one’s own research activities is accompanied with real-life stories of students and researchers whose scientific career has been accelerated by the particular grants or programs. The last part of the series summarizes the current state and offers recommendations aimed at increasing the efficiency and competitiveness of the Czech research.