SPRINT - 3rd Edition 2016: Guidelines University of Surrey

Specific requests for proposal submissions from researchers of the University of Surrey

The São Paulo Research Foundation (“FAPESP”) and the University of Surrey, signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on 14th March 2016 (renovating a cooperation established in 2010), aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the University of Surrey, UK and from the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, through the funding of joint research projects (the “Agreement”).

Under the Agreement, as an action to promote such collaboration, FAPESP and the University of Surrey make public this Calls for Project proposals for the exchange of researchers under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 3rd Edition 2016 (www.fapesp.br/sprint/call32016) and hereinafter set forth.

Capitalised terms used in these guidelines and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Agreement.

1. Eligibility from the University of Surrey

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

a. Project proposals are invited from permanent faculty staff at the University of Surrey.

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

a. The project proposal may include exchange visits of staff (researchers) and PhD students, as well as mobility as part of workshops and scientific seminars.

b. The project proposals must aim to respect the principle of reciprocity with regard to academic qualifications of those faculty staff who will take part in exchange activities.

c. Eligibility of research partners in the State of São Paulo should observe the items 3.1 and 7.1 of FAPESP Call (www.fapesp.br/sprint/call32016). Respecting the principle of reciprocity, FAPESP will also accept the PhD fellows participation in the scientific missions. The PhD fellows must have an ongoing FAPESP fellowship during the planned exchange mission.

2. Fields of knowledge

This Call for Project proposals invites research proposals from all academic disciplines, with no specific limitation to thematic areas.

3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The maximum duration of each Project is two (2) years.

4. Timeline

Call announced by FAPESP and PARTNER

26/07/2016

Closing date for submission of Project proposals

31/10/2016

Successful Project proposals notified after

27/01/2016

5. Funding principles

FAPESP will provide funding of up to six thousand Pounds Sterling (£6,000) (or the equivalent in Brazilian Reals) per Project proposal per year and the University of Surrey will provide funding of up to six thousand Pounds Sterling (£6,000) (or the equivalent in Brazilian Reals) per Project proposal per year, for the duration of the related grant agreement to cover research-related mobility expenses, under the provisions of Clause 5 of the Agreement (www.fapesp.br/en/10135).

6. Proposal characteristics for University of Surrey researchers:

The Project proposal shall be composed of:

6.1 A research Project having a maximum of five (5) pages of scientific content, written jointly by the principal investigator of the host Institution in the State of São Paulo and the principal investigator at the University of Surrey. The research Project must be written in English. One (1) copy of the research Project shall be sent to FAPESP and a duplicate (identical) copy to the University of Surrey. The research Project must include the items included in the item 6.1 of the call for proposal.

6.2 The following additional documents required by the University of Surrey:

a. Letter of agreement of the Associate Dean International (ADI).

b. Letter of agreement of the host institution in the State of São Paulo to which the principal investigator from São Paulo is affiliated. The same document is required by FAPESP in item 6.2.3 at www.fapesp.br/sprint/call32016. The letter of agreement may be delivered after the notification of results of this Call for Project proposals and before the grant agreement signature.

7. Submission of Project proposals to the University of Surrey

Submissions can only be accepted by email: louise.lawton@surrey.ac.uk

8. Result of the analysis

Final results will be announced on FAPESP (www.fapesp.br) and the University of Surrey (www.surrey.ac.uk) web portals and by means of a communication to the interested principal investigators.

9. Contract for selected projects by the University of Surrey

Selected proposals will be expected to submit all expenses immediately following each visit and within the agreed Project period. A progress report (one side of A4) will be required following each visit to Sao Paulo. This report will contain a brief summary of progress and a plan of action with specific timelines detailing when research funding applications will be submitted to the chosen sponsor.

10. Grant cancellation

The University of Surrey may cancel grant funding of a University of Surrey researcher, if, during the term of the grant agreement, a fact is of sufficient gravity to justify cancellation, at the discretion of the Senior Vice-President (Global Engagement & Strategy), without prejudice of any other appropriate actions.

11. Information about this Call at the University of Surrey

All questions related to this Call for Project proposals must be directed to:

Ms Louise Lawton
International Officer
T: +44 1483 683131
E: louise.lawton@surrey.ac.uk