HR Award

HR Award

We are a proud holder of the HR Award!

As of Tuesday, July 6, 2021, the MU Faculty of Sports Studies has been the holder of the HR Excellence in Research (HR Award), which is awarded by the European Commission to research institutions implementing the HRS4R personnel strategy (Personnel Strategy for Researchers:

The Implementation Phase is now taking place for the faculty according to the approved Action Plan (lasting 2 years). An internal evaluation must be sent by 06.07.2023 to re-assess the award (detailed information:

Therefore, from 06.07.2021, it is possible to state in the grant applications that FSpS is the holder of the HR Award.

In June 2023, the faculty submitted a self-evaluation (Internal Review) of the implementation of the personnel strategy after the first two years and a revised action plan for the period 2023-2026, which the European Commission accepted without comments and granted FSpS MU the status "HRS4R Embedded".

Link to the official website with the list of organizations that have received the HR Award:

No description
Objectives and Schedule

Benefits of the HR strategy (HRS4R) implementation

  • Increasing the prestige and attractivity of the Faculty for researchers
  • Improving the quality of human resources care
  • Creating conditions for an attractive career in research and development
  • Ensure transparent recruitment and the selection process of new researchers
  • Acknowledge experience gained through mobilities within the public and private sectors
  • Support the professional growth of researchers
  • Connect to a European network of research organizations
  • International attractivity and awareness
  • Advantages for obtaining research funding from European and national research support programs


Initial phase

Endorsement of the principles of the European Charter and Code of Conduct Nov/2019
Internal GAP Analysis and Action Plan preparation Jan - Nov/2020
Submission of the GAP Analysis and Action Plan to the European Commission Nov - Dec/2020
Expected time of obtaining the provisional HR Award Jan - Feb/2021

Implementation phase 2021-2023

Action Plan implementation after obtaining the HR Award
Internal self-assessment of the original GAP Analysis and Action Plan 2 years after obtaining the HR Award
External evaluation by the European Commission 3 years after the internal self-assessment
Team Members

Team Members

HR Award Expert Team Team members Working position
Ing. Zuzana Sajdlová, Ph.D. Vice-dean for science and research
Mgr. Veronika Vencúrik Pituková, Ph.D. HR Award manager
Mgr. et Mgr. Bc. Jan Novák Lawyer
Mgr. Roman Drga Division Head, Office for Research, Development and Project Support
Academic Senate representative
Mgr. Ivana Klašková Division Head, Personnel Office
Mgr. Lenka Goldmannová, MPA Faculty of Sports Studies Bursar
Ing. Lucie Martanová Division Head, Finance Office
HR Award Working Group PhDr. Michal Vít, Ph.D. Head of EDUC FSpS MU (Department of Physical Education and Social Sciences)
PaedDr. Michal Hrubý, PhD. Head of Department of SPORT FSpS MU (Department of Sport Performance and Exercise Testing)
doc. PhDr. Mgr. Marcela Janíková, Ph.D.
Associate professor EDUC FSpS MU (Department of Physical Education and Social Sciences)
MUDr. Kateřina Kapounková, Ph.D. Deputy Department Head of HEALTH FSpS MU (Department of Physical Activities and Health Sciences)
Mgr. Tomáš Vespalec, Ph.D. Head of Department of HEALTH FSpS MU (Department of Physical Activities and Health Sciences)
Mgr. Zora Svobodová, Ph.D.
Lecturer CUS EDUC FSpS MU (Department of Physical Education and Social Sciences)
Mgr. Michal Roček Ph.D. section
HR Award Steering Committee PhDr. Jan Cacek, Ph.D. Dean
Mgr. Bc. Oldřich Racek, Ph.D. Vice-dean for strategy and development
Ing. Zuzana Sajdlová, Ph.D. Vice-dean for science and research
doc. Mgr. Michal Kumstát, Ph.D. Vice-dean for external relations and internationalization
doc. PhDr. Bc. Zdenko Reguli, Ph.D. Vice-dean for studies
Mgr. Ivan Struhár, Ph.D. Vice-dean for lifelong learning
Mgr. Lenka Goldmannová, MPA Faculty of Sports Studies Bursar
Mgr. Milena Strachová, Ph.D. Chairman of Academic Senate
Gender Equality

The Gender Equality Plan (GEP) is part of the HR Award action strategy of the Faculty of Sports Studies MU for the period 2021–2023 and responds to the needs of the faculty and Masaryk University as a whole. GEP results from a series of expert consultations, statistical data processing and evaluation, and a questionnaire survey conducted from March to June 2021. The plan is based on six key areas. Its main goal is to ensure that the Faculty of Sports Studies MU is a faculty that creates safe and equal conditions, promotes diversity without discrimination, and ensures the freedom of academic and non-academic development of its employees. The Gender Equality Plan of Masaryk University follows the faculty's GEP; it reflects the faculty's plans.

The development of the GEP also responds to the requirements of the new Horizon Europe program in the field of gender equality. Public higher education institutions and research organizations need to have gender equality plans in place and consider the gender dimension in the very content of research and innovation. Gender equality plans will be one of the eligibility criteria for project applicants to Horizon Europe, starting with the calls closing in 2022.

For further information, please see: Horizon Europe Guidance on Gender Equality Plans (GEPs).

Also, for other national subsidy programs (TA ČR, GA ČR, OP VVV, etc.), the requirement of a gender plan will probably be defined in the future.


Masaryk University Gender Equality Plan 2022–2024

FSpS Gender Equality Plan

Guidelines for resolving sexual harassment incidents at MU

No description

You are running an old browser version. We recommend updating your browser to its latest version.

More info