Joint Call for Proposals – FAPESP and CSTC (Cognitive Science and Technology Council of Iran)

Public Call for Proposals offering funding for research projects selected jointly by FAPESP and CSTC 

Summary:

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil, and the Cognitive Science and Technology Council of Iran (CSTC) announce this call for proposals in the fields related to interdisciplinary brain and cognition studies in the specific themes listed below.
 
Closing date for full proposals
April 7th, 2018
FAPESP scheme:
Maximum duration of the project:
up to 24 months
Eligibility:
For FAPESP : the eligibility criteria for the Regular Research Award are available at www.fapesp.br/137#4772
For CSTC: Nationally high competent researchers affiliated with Higher Education, Knowledge-based companies, or Research Institutions in Iran are eligible to apply as a principal investigator
Submission of proposals:
To FAPESP: Applicants in the State of São Paulo must submit to FAPESP through a customized path of the SAGe system.
To CSTC: applicants must first register and complete their profile at CSTC website (www.cogc.ir/) and use their CSTC portal to register their applications online before the deadline. CSTC only accepts applications online, hand-delivered; mailed or Emailed applications will not be considered.


Contato FAPESP: 
Simone Godoi, e-mail: chamada_cstc@fapesp.br 

Contact CSTC: Abbas Haghparast, e-mail: iran.brazil.desk@cogc.ir; haghparast@sbmu.ac.ir 

CSTC Announcement of Opportunity: http://cogc.ir/?lang=2

 

1. Introduction

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil and Cognitive Science and Technology Council of Iran (CSTC) launch this third call for joint research projects among interested researchers affiliated with Higher Education or Research Institutions in Iran and researchers affiliated with Higher Education or Research Institutions in the State of São Paulo in the field of interdisciplinary Brain and Cognition Studies. 

The goal of CSTC and FAPESP is to form and strengthen collaboration among interdisciplinary teams of Brazilian-Iranian researchers proposing joint research in FAPESP and CSTC areas of common interest, in the frontiers of science and technologies as well as on transferring and developing cognitive services and tools for the two nations. Please see item 2 below for Research Themes. 

2. Research Themes

2.1. Human Brain Mapping

2.2. Cognitive Assessment and Rehabilitation Tools and Services

2.3. Developing 4D (Temporal, Electrical, Chemical, and Optical) Brain Interface tools; non-invasive and invasive

2.4. Brain and Cognition Studies for Education

2.5. Social Cognition 

3. Funding

The CSTC is prepared to fund the projects with a total of up to USD 30,000 per project/per year. FAPESP is also prepared to fund for the equivalent amount of up to USD 30,000 per project/per year. As a general rule, the funding is for two years with a balanced contribution from each Agency. Each Party will select the proposals according to its own procedures. Only the proposals selected by both Parties will be funded. No more than 3 (three) projects will be funded within this call for proposals.

Funding principals and eligibility criteria

3.1  The projects maximum duration, non-extendable, is 24 months.

3.2  For the applicant researcher in the State of São Paulo, the collaborative proposal must be submitted to FAPESP as a Regular Research Award (available at http://www.fapesp.br/137).

3.3  For submission to CSTC, applicants must first register and complete their profile at CSTC website (www.cogc.ir) and use their CSTC portal to register their applications online before the deadline.

3.4  Applicants from Iran and from the State of São Paulo must satisfy the eligibility criteria of Iran and FAPESP, respectively. 

3.4.1 For FAPESP: the eligibility criteria for the Regular Research Award are available at www.fapesp.br/137#4772

3.4.2 For CSTC: Nationally high competent researchers affiliated with Higher Education, Knowledge-based companies, or Research Institutions in Iran are eligible to apply as a principal investigator. 

4. Submission conditions

4.1  Specific to FAPESP:

4.1.1 Submission to FAPESP will follow the usual rules for Regular Research Award (http://www.fapesp.br/137#4775), including the eligibility criteria.

4.1.2 The proposal, submitted in English, shall contain a Joint Research Plan (the same submitted to CSTC) with a maximum of twenty (20) pages of scientific content.

4.1.3 Applicants in the State of São Paulo must submit to FAPESP through a customized path of the SAGe system.

4.2  Specific to CSTC:

4.2.1 Joint research plan is required same as 4.1.2.

4.2.2 Submitted proposal, Level-1 projects' form available in the CSTC website, contains at least the followings: 

a) Detailed description of the project strategies, approaches and stages 

b) Detailed timeline: maximum duration of two years is acceptable

c) Detailed budget: equipment, salary, traveling, trainee's cost, and etc.

d) Principal investigator, co-investigators, collaborators, and other team members' academic record. Principals Investigators' full CV, from both sides, is also required to be submitted along with the proposal.   

5. How to apply

5.1 The Proposal as specified in the previous section must be submitted before April 07th, 2018 both to FAPESP by the Principal Investigator from the State of São Paulo and to CSTC by the Principal Investigator from Iran.

5.2 No proposal will be accepted after the closing date for submission, nor will any addendum or explanation be accepted, unless those explicitly and formally requested by FAPESP or CSTC. 

5.3 Submissions to FAPESP can only be accepted through SAGe system.

5.4 For submission to CSTC, applicants must first register and complete their profile at CSTC website (www.cogc.ir) and use their CSTC portal to register their applications online before the deadline. CSTC only accepts applications online; hand-delivered, mailed, or emailed applications will not be considered.

5.5 Proposals submitted by any other means will not be accepted. Late submissions will not be reviewed. 

6. Timeline

Call announced on FAPESP and CTSC websites February 05th, 2018
Closing date for submitssion of proposals April 07th, 2018
Succesful proposals notified From August, 2018

7. Intellectual Property

In case of approval, a Letter of Agreement has to be developed between the Partner Host Institution in Iran and the Host Institution to which the Principal Investigator from São Paulo is affiliated, establishing how Intellectual Property rights, confidentiality, and publications will be treated jointly, in observance of the policies of each funding Party. The Letter of Agreement is not mandatory for the submission of proposals, but no approved project will be contracted before the presentation of a copy of the signed Agreement. Ownership of IP generated during the project and rights to exploitation, as well as any costs regarding management of IP, are expected to be agreed between the collaborating research organizations before the research begins. The presentation of this Letter of Agreement is mandatory before the signature of the grant award in case of FAPESP funding.  

8. Information about this call

All questions related to this Call for Proposals must be directed to:

FAPESP:
Dr. Simone Godoi
Science Manager – Health Sciences
Email: chamada_ cstc@fapesp.br

CSTC:
Prof. Abbas Haghparast 
Secretary of the Iran-Brazil Collaboration Desk
Cognitive Sciences and Technologies Council
Email: iran.brazil.desk@cogc.irhaghparast@sbmu.ac.ir