How to Apply for UNESCO/IUPAC Course

Topics for the 29th UNESCO/IUPAC Course will be announced on 22 January 2024 together with the topics of research projects. Deadline for application will be on 22 February 2024. Preliminary contact with the potential supervisor is recommended.

  • Requested documents:
    1) Letter of application
    2) CV
    3) Contact details (incl. email address) for two scientists
    4) Specify your preferred research project
    5) Please, send these documents by email to unesco.course
  • We emphasize, that before the Course starts, you must have a complete Master's degree
  • Please send your applications ONLY in the period between 20 January 2024 and 20 February 2024
  • If you have any queries, please contact the UNESCO/IUPAC Course coordinator:
    Dr. Hana Studenovská
    E-mail address:


Letter of Application

This is a template of the application letter. The letter should be signed and sent by email as a scanned document.

Jiří Kotek, PhD, dr.h.c.
Director of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences
Heyrovskeho nam. 2
162 00 Prague 6

Dear Dr. Kotek,

I am interested in participation in the UNESCO/IUPAC Postgraduate Course in Polymer Science 2024/25 organized by the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences, under the conditions as specified on the Course pages.

Please find enclosed my curriculum vitae and contact details for two scientists.

Thank you for considering my application.

Yours sincerely,

(your signature)


Curriculum Vitae (maximum two pages)

We would like you to mention these items in your CV:

  • Name 
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Address
  • E-mail
  • Preferred research project
  • Current position
  • Education and Courses (incl. degree abbreviation, years)
  • Professional experience
  • Language skills (The applicant will prove an English level by attaching a cerificate)
  • Computer skills


Contact details for two scientists

Two letters of recommendation from these scientists will be requested by the prospective supervisors (please do not send these letters yourselves).