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FAPESP announces result of SPRINT 1/2016 call

FAPESP announces result of SPRINT 1/2016 call

Strategy is designed to fund the mobility of researchers from the State of São Paulo to institutions in other countries (photo: Leandro Negro / FAPESP)

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) announces the result of the first call for proposals in 2016 for SPRINT - São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration, a strategy designed to encourage and promote the advancement of scientific research through the engagement of researchers affiliated with research institutions in the State of São Paulo with research partners abroad.

The call detailed the conditions to submit proposals for the mobility of researchers with the following institutions that hold cooperation agreements with FAPESP and joined the SPRINT 1/2016:

  • CSTC, Iran

  • Heriot-Watt University, UK

  • Institute of Education - University of London, UK

  • London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

  • University of Glasgow, UK

  • University of Melbourne, Australia

  • University of Münster, Germany

The call also accepted proposals from researchers whose partners are from institutions with which FAPESP does not have a current agreement.

Selected proposals: 


 Project title

Camila Caldana
Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais/MCTI

Staffan Persson
Melbourne University

Can we control how plants produce their biomass?  

FAPESP grant number: 2016/50189-0

Wendel Andrade Alves
Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas/UFABC

Francesca Cavalieri
Melbourne University

Fabrication and characterization of peptide-polymer hybrid hydrogels for bioanalytical applications

FAPESP grant number: 2016/50188-4

Marcelo Afonso Vallim
Instituto de Ciências Ambientais, Químicas e Farmacêuticas/Unifesp

Alexander Idnurm
Melbourne University

The role of autophagy on the pathogenicity of Cryptococcus neoformans and as a potential drug target

FAPESP grant number: 2016/50185-5

Paulo Hilário Nascimento Saldiva 
Faculdade de Medicina/USP

Alan Donald Lopez
Melbourne University

Evaluation of new alternatives to increase the accuracy of the determination of cause of death: a public health approach

FAPESP grant number: 2016/50192-1

Hugo Cogo Moreira 
Escola Paulista de Medicina/Unifesp

George Basil Ploubidis
University College London

Health and abilities measurement in population surveys: an application of the generalized latent variable modelling framework to high dimensional data

FAPESP grant number: 2016/50195-0

George Avelino Filho  
Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo/FGVSP

Francisco Panizza
London School of Economics and Political Science

The politics of patronage appointments in Brazil

FAPESP grant number: 2016/50201-0

Marcia Perez dos Santos Cabrera 
Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas de São José do Rio Preto/Unesp 

Miguel Augusto Rico Botas Castanho 
Universidade de Lisboa

Antimicrobial, anticancer peptides and peptide/chitosan conjugates characterization by AFM (atomic force microscopy)

FAPESP grant number: 2016/50187-8

Jose Carlos Egues de Menezes 
Instituto de Física de São Carlos/USP 

Dominik M. Zumbuhl 
University of Basel

Quantum correction to the conductivity of 2d electron gases near the rashba-dresselhaus su (2) symmetry point

FAPESP grant number: 2016/50200-4

Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto 
Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia de Sorocaba/Unesp 

Valeria Arrighi 
Heriot-Watt University

Design and development of nanoparticles aiming agriculture and environmental applications. A bilateral cooperation between Unesp/Sorocaba and HWU

FAPESP grant number: 2016/50196-7

Monica Sanches Yassuda 
Faculdade de Medicina/USP 

Mario A. Parra Rodriguez 
Heriot-Watt University

A novel cognitive biomarker to screen for dementia across cultures and countries

FAPESP grant number: 2016/50197-3

Luiz Ricardo Orsini Tosi
Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto/USP 

Richard McCulloch
University of Glasgow

Are devolved functions of components of the 9-1-1 complex a common feature of tritryp genome biology? 

FAPESP grant number: 2016/50193-8

Rita de Cassia Aleixo Tostes Passaglia 
Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto/USP 

Rhian Touyz
University of Glasgow

Role of the redox environment and protein tyrosine phosphatase oxidation in atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability

FAPESP grant number: 2016/50183-2

Gustavo Henrique Goldman 
Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto/USP 

Gordon Ramage
University of Glasgow

The influence of Aspergillus fumigatus mitogen activated protein (map) kinases and phosphatases on mycofilm formation

FAPESP grant number: 2016/50186-1


The call for proposals is published at: