AMVIA - American Science Information Agency

Support of joint Czech - U.S. projects is based on the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Czech Republic on Scientific and Technological Cooperation.

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (MEYS) and the U.S. Department of State are the executive agents that monitor and coordinate cooperation in accordance with the Agreement. The MEYS authorized the American Science Information Agency (AMVIA) to administer Czech-American S&T proposals and to prepare materials for the Joint Board meetings. Based on the proposals per review, the Joint Board recommends projects for approval to the MEYS within the Public Tender in Research, Development and Innovation (VES14) - Program of International Cooperation in R&D KONTAKT II (LH).



  • Public Tender (VES) - Program KONTAKT II:

          -   proposal submission

          -   peer review process

          -   Joint Board meetings

          -   administration and monitoring of the projects

  • Information and consultation on the R&D cooperation

  • Support and promotion of the cooperation between Czech and American national, international, governmental and nongovernmental institutions

  • Forwarding of contacts between Czech and American scientists

  • Conferences, workshops and seminars