Second Foundation, a Czech algorithmic trading company, strives to support talented master's students in becoming world-class researchers in their field of study. We look for passionate individuals who want to get to the very top. We offer a scholarship of up to 15,000 CZK/month, so that students can fully devote their time to academic research. Moreover, we are ready to support them in subsequent years, for example, by providing funding for their PhD at the world's best universities. We want someone for whom the sky is the limit.
We will be also very happy to award the scholarship to young, talented and motivated people from under-privileged and under-represented backgrounds to allow them to fully reach their potential.
NOTE: Information on this page is still preliminary and can change. Official call for the scholarship applications will be published on the official Second Foundation website.
We want to support:
For students at KPMS MFF UK:
A panel of referees will be established. That will select suitable candidates from the received applications which will advance to the second round. There, individual discussions will be held with the candidates, based on which the scholarship can be awarded.
Note that excellent study results is not a necessary nor sufficient condition to receive the scholarship.
Year 2021 - At KPMS MFF UK, 4 students were supported by a total amount of 350 000 CZK.
František describes himself as an artist, a mathematician and a body-building enthusiast. After graduation at High School of Arts in Jablonec, he went on to study mathematics at Charles University. With little mathematical background, beginnings at the university were tough for František, but he made the cut in the first year and later, he became one of the outstanding students at the Department of Probability and Mathematical Statistics.
For his final year, he was awarded the Second Foundation Scholarship. That allowed him to focus fully on his academic work and develop a complex master thesis, which successfully competed in SVOČ 2022 and at the summer school ROBUST 2022. Further, his work gave foundations for a paper, which is being prepared for publication in a scientific journal, as well as for his upcoming PhD study.