The aim of the Štefan Schwarz Supporting Fund is focused to the possibility to create the new post-doc positions in the institutions of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. The young excellent postgraduates can apply for the fellowship not later than one year after the successful defense of their PhD thesis. The successful Štefan Schwarz fellowship holder obtains a contribution to the salary for a period of four years. This contribution gives him a chance to get a permanent position after finishing this support.
The proposal and the motivation letter are worked out by the representative of the institute and submitted together with the scientific profile of the applicant to The Council for Education of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. The applicant is obliged to place his/her scientific profile on the website of the institute before the closing date of the call. The scientific profile must include the following documents: a list of publications, list of citations, project participations (both international and national), presentation and participation at the conferences, list of scholarships, etc. All the applicants present themselves in the form of oral presentation or videoconference and are evaluated by the selected committee.