The Charles University Research Development Schemes (known under the Czech acronym PRVOUK) have been providing institutional support for research at Charles University since 2012. The schemes are financed from the funding received from the state budget to support the University’s long-term strategic development as a research organization (known as ‘institutional funding’). The aim of the scheme is to maintain and improve the quality and quantity of research outputs at the University – not only on a national level, but also internationally.
The schemes are open for five-year periods.
PRVOUK incorporated 48 programmes ranging from humanities and social sciences to medicine and natural sciences. All 17 faculties and 4 other parts of the University were involved in the programmes, some of which involved cooperation among different faculties.
A successor (continuation) of the PRVOUK programme is the new programme PROGRES.