Give Back

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 “I feel absolutely privileged and delighted by the stipend I was honored with. I want to thank each and every patron who put their trust in my studies and accomplishments. I pledge my word to stay true to my studies and to work hard to be worthy of this fellowship. In return, I hope to one day become a patron and provide to the next generation of promising students. Thank you,” 

Tereza Hofrichterová, 2022/2023 Alumni Excellence Fellowship recipient

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 talents.

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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, 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 2022/2023

The Alumni Excellence Fellowship 2022/2023 has been awarded to Tereza Hofrichterová.

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Tereza Hofrichterová

Tereza is a first year student in Master’s in Economics, working towards a PhD in Economics. She graduated from Charles University’s Faculty of Mathematics and Physics.


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 second 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 sucessfully defended his Master thesis and now continues his PhD in Economics at CERGE-EI under the supervision of Stanislav Anatolyev. 



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Martin received the alumni excellence fellowship as a second year Master’s in Economic Research student. He is now in his 4th year of PhD in Economics studies focusing on Development Economics