Fellowship J. E. Purkyně
The objective of the J. E. Purkyně Fellowship is to attract outstanding creative scientists from abroad to work in research institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, both scientists of Czech descent working abroad for an extended period of time and top-ranking scientists from abroad, who generally are younger than 40 years of age, and to ensure adequate salary package for them at Academy institutes. The Fellowship is granted for a maximum of five years. It is anticipated that these scientists will become inspiring leaders in newly formed or already existing working research teams at Academy institutes where they will work. The Fellowship was named after J. E. Purkyně to remind the fact that this outstanding 19th century physiologist of Czech origin worked abroad till he was 62 because he had not been given adequate employment in his home country.