SPRINT – 1st Edition 2016: Guideline University of Glasgow

SPRINT – 1st Edition 2016

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Specific requests for proposals submission from researchers of the University of Glasgow

FAPESP and UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on 28th November 2014, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the PARTNER, Country and from the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, through the funding of joint research projects.

Under the referred Agreement, as a first action to promote such collaboration, FAPESP and the University of Glasgow make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of faculty and postdoctoral researchers, under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 1st Edition 2016 (www.fapesp.br/xxxx) and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility from the University of Glasgow side

1.1 Eligibility to submit proposals within the scope of this Call:

a. The Call is open to University of Glasgow research staff in all disciplines wishing to propose collaborative projects involving eligible researchers affiliated with an institution within the state of São Paulo (as outlined in Paragraph 2 below).b. Strong preference will be given to projects that will be likely to promote sustained collaborative activity beyond the end point of the award period.

1.2 Eligibility for the exchange activities within the scope of this Call

a. The project lead must be a University of Glasgow researcher who holds a contract of employment for the full length of the proposed project. Other participants may include associated postdoctoral fellows and PhD students where appropriate.

2. Fields of knowledge

This Call for Proposals invites research proposals in any field of knowledge.

3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The maximum duration of each project is up to 24 months.

4. Funding principles

FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of £5,000 per proposal per year and the University of Glasgow will provide funding of up to £5,000 per proposal per year, for the duration of the grant to cover research-related mobility expenses, under the provisions of Clause 5 of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement established by the Parties (http://www.fapesp.br/9192).

5. Proposal characteristics f or the University of Glasgow researchers

Proposals should consist of

(i) A project statement (max. two (2) A4 pages, 11pt font) describing the proposed activity and timeline and addressing the selection criteria (see below);

(ii) A detailed proposed budget;

(iii) In the case of existing collaborations, a description of collaborative activities undertaken to date, including joint publications, joint grant funding and visits;

(iv) A description of the project activities that will benefit from the exchange activities;

(v) A description of the expected academic gains for the research project resulting from the proposed exchange activities;

(vi) A description of any infrastructure and financial resources available for the research project, excluding the mobility expenses requested in the proposal;

(vii) Letter of Support from Head of School.

Proposals should be written in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Selection Process

Applications will be considered by both FAPESP and the University of Glasgow.

At Glasgow this will be reviewed by a small academic panel convened by the Vice-Principal for Internationalisation.

At FAPESP this will be according to procedures described at www.fapesp.br/en/9055 - item 9.

FAPESP and the University of Glasgow will then liaise to determine jointly which projects will be funded.

At the University of Glasgow the applications will be evaluated against the following selection criteria:

  • the strategic importance or added academic value of the collaboration;

  • expected outcomes;

  • how the activity will strengthen an existing collaboration and/or lead to new opportunities (including through access to research facilities or other resources of each organization);

  • how the collaboration will be sustained beyond the term of the award (including how it will lead to new funding opportunities from external agencies).

Timeline

Call announced by FAPESP and GLASGOW

February 02, 2016

Closing date for submission of proposals

April 25, 2016

Successful proposals notified after

July 22, 2016

6. Submission of proposals to the University of Glasgow

Submissions to the University of Glasgow can only be accepted electronically and should be submitted by 17.00 on Monday 25 April 2016 to: joey.kirk@glsgow.ac.uk

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

7. Result of the analysis

Final results will be announced on FAPESP (www.fapesp.br) and the University of Glasgow (www.glasgow.ac.uk) web portals and by means of a communication to the interested PIs.

8. Information about this Call at the University of Glasgow

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

Joey Kirk, International Recruitment Manager (Americas) - Joey.kirk@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)141 330 3914