Sabbatical visit program

IOCB Prague invites applications in the IOCB Sabbatical visit program for prominent scientists from reputable foreign universities and research institutions.

The financial support is granted based on a joint application submitted by the host and the visiting scientist. The length of the guest's visit is from six weeks to one year with the possibility to apply for an extension in exceptional cases.

The Institute provides a gross salary of 70.000 CZK/month and the obligatory employer parts of the health and social insurance. The salary is subject to income tax. Full health insurance coverage is part of the fellowship.


The application must contain an outline of the proposed research activities and an affidavit saying that the guest's parent organization has granted them a sabbatical leave and is not covering their stay at IOCB, or if it is, the amount covered.

The application must enclose the guest's CV, a list of their publications, and the host's statement on the working conditions provided to the guest.

Furthermore, the application must contain an agreement explicitly stating that the publications arising from the guest's activities at the IOCB will bear the institute's address and that the institute is entitled to a part of intellectual property created at the institute.

The application is submitted in a single PDF file by the respective IOCB group leader to, with the submission deadlines being April 1 and October 1 every year. The candidates will be selected by the Selection Committee at its regular semi-annual meetings. The Selection Committee may recommend for approval a maximum of three applicants per year.

The request for an extension must include a summary of the results of the first year and plans for the extension period.

Further information may be received from Dr. Iva Pichová.

Instructions for EU countries PDF (10 kB)
Instructions for non-EU countries PDF (67 kB)
Medical certificate PDF (59 kB)
Affidavit (in English) PDF (13 kB)