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Support the CERGE-EI Student Fund again this year! Your contribution is greatly appreciated!

The Student Support Fund was established for CERGE-EI Master’s students (Master’s in Economic Research leading to a PhD in Economics, and Master’s in Applied Economics) 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.



Don’t know how much to donate? Here are some suggestions:

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EUR 30 for 30 years of academic excellence - EUR 190 as the average donation during Give Back 2020 – EUR 333 as the average donation during Give Back 2019 - EUR 593 for 593 CERGE-EI alumni.


The CERGE-EI Foundation and/or Nadace CERGE-EI are happy to provide formal confirmation of all donations in the event you would like to submit it to your local tax authority. The CERGE-EI Foundation is a registered non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization registered in New Jersey. Nadace CERGE-EI is a registered Czech foundation (in accordance with Civil Law no. 89/2012 Coll.).

Alumni Excellence Fellowships

Thanks to the generous support of CERGE-EI Alumni and the Boards of Nadace CERGE-EI, our alumni fundraising call managed to raise 3 alumni excellence fellowships since its establishment in 2019. 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.