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Support the CERGE-EI Student Fund 

The Student Support Fund was established in 2019 for CERGE-EI Master’s students (Master’s in Economics leading to a PhD in Economics, and Master’s in Economic Research) to raise funds for their stipends and fellowships. This support is vital for them to concentrate fully on their studies. It helps CERGE-EI study programs be more competitive with other top programs in attracting the best talent.


Thanks to the generous support of CERGE-EI Alumni and the Boards of Nadace CERGE-EI, we managed to award 4 alumni excellence fellowships from the Student Support Fund. The fellowships are meant for newly enrolled students who were ranked as the very best by the Admission Committee and remain among the top quarter of the first-year cohort based on their cumulative GPA ranking. It can also be awarded to second-year students who manage to pass the complete first-year general exams with a PhD pass and rank among the top three students of their study cohort.

Alumni Excellence Fellowship for the academic year 2021/2022

The Alumni Excellence Fellowship 2021/2022 has been awarded to Jiří Grosman.

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Jiří Grosman

Jiří is a first year student in Master’s in Economic Research and holds a Bachelor in Science from the University College London.


Alumni Excellence Fellowship for the academic year 2020/2021

The first-ever recipients of the Alumni Excellence Fellowship were Maksim Smirnov and Martin Kosík.

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Maksim received the alumni excellence fellowship in his first year at CERGE-EI. He is currently a second year student of Master’s in Economic Research.

He holds a bachelor degree in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University and from the Higher School of Economics.


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Martin received the alumni excellence fellowship as a second year Master’s in Economic Research student. He sucessfully defended his Master thesis and now continues his PhD in Economics at CERGE-EI.  

Martin holds a bachelor degree in Economics and Finance from the Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University.