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The Endowment Fund for Support of Science Associated with the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The operating costs of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic are covered only by financial donations by its Fellows. An Endowment Fund for Support of Science has been established to promote the objectives of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic. The Endowment Fund is financed through donations from both individuals and legal entities. Funds donated to the Society are used primarily to award winners of prizes presented by the Society to scientists, junior scientists under age thirty-five and grammar school students for their contributions to science, research and scholarship.

Those who consider the mission and objectives of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic and the Endowment Fund worthy of support and may wish to assist them are kindly and respectfully requested to enable implementing the Society´s and the Fund´s goals by their donations. It would also be deeply appreciated by both the Society and the Fund if supporters and patrons would disseminate information about the mission of the Society and the Fund appropriately.

Donations may be sent to the account of the Endowment Fund for Support of Science (associated with the Learned Society of the Czech Republic) "Nadační fond pro podporu vědy pri Učené společnosti ČR ".
Number of the account is: 900033633/0300
Bank: Československá obchodní banka, a.s., Praha

The Learned Society of the Czech Republic and the Endowment Fund have a deep sense of gratitude to their long-standing supporters.

The Endowment Fund is administered by the Board of Directors of the Endowment Fund.

More detailed information on the Learned Society of the Czech Republic and the Endowment Fund may be obtained from the Secretariat of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic and from the Board of Directors of the Fund. Address: Národní 3, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic, e-mail: jedinakova@kav.cas.cz, ucena.spol@kav.cas.cz.

With warmest thanks for your support,
Prof. Ing. Pavel Kratochvíl, DrSc.
Founding Member the Learned Society of Czech Republic

News

25.07.19

Luboš Perek is celebrating his 100th year

Founding fellow of the Learned Society and its doyen, astronomer doc. RNDr. Luboš Perek, DrSc, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 26 July 2019. He is an indelible part of history as the person who helped define cosmic space, he was the first to point out the issue of cosmic waste and was also a teacher to the most important Czechoslovak astronomers. Let us express our respect and admiration of the extraordinary scientific career of a person who worked tirelessly and continues to work. The Learned Society wishes Mr Perek health, optimism and joy in the oncoming years.

23.07.19

The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has appealed to the Hungarian President to support academic freedom

On Friday 19 July the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Learned Society of the Czech Republic sent a letter to Hungarian President János Ánder, in which they state their concerns regarding the situation in respect to management and funding of scientific activities in Hungary. An act, according to which not the Academy of Sciences, but a thirteen-member political committee, will decide on research, funding of scientific activities and establishment or closure of scientific workplaces, will come into force on 1 September.

07.07.19

The loss of Learned Society Fellow prof. Josef Koutecký

We regret to inform that prof. Josef Koutecký, a fellow of the Learned Society, a renowned physician and the founder of paediatric oncology in this country, passed away on 5 July 2019 at the age of 88. He founded paediatric oncology here in 1964 and a separate paediatric oncology department was then established at the Faculty Hospital in Motol, Prague in 1978.