SPRINT - 4th Edition 2016: Guidelines Emory University

Specific requests for proposals submissions from researchers of Emory University

FAPESP and Emory University, signed a Research Collaboration Agreement on September 8th, 2015, aiming to implement scientific and scholarly cooperation between researchers from Emory University, USA, and from the State of São Paulo, Brazil, through the funding of joint research projects.

Under the referred Agreement, as an action to promote such collaboration, FAPESP and Emory University make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of researchers under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 4th Edition 2016 (www.fapesp.br/sprint/call42016) and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility from the Emory University side

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

a. Full-time tenured, tenure-track, and lecture-track faculty members in Emory College of Arts & Sciences, Goizueta Business School, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, School of Medicine, School of Law, Rollins School of Public Health, Candler School of Theology, Laney Graduate School, and Oxford College are eligible to submit proposals as Principal Investigator (PI).

b.Emory will only accept one application per related ongoing research project. Likewise, each PI can present only one proposal in response to this Call.

c. Proposals that include support for activities involving undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged.

d.Emory will prioritize projects that have institutional impact and include broad collaborations across the University.

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

a. Emory undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, or full-time faculty members nominated by the PI and affiliated with the projected selected for funding under this Call.

b. The proposals must aim to respect the principle of reciprocity with regard to academic qualifications of those who will take part in the 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/call42016). Respecting the principle of reciprocity, FAPESP will also accept the participation of Ph.D. fellows in scientific missions. The Ph.D. fellows must have an ongoing FAPESP fellowship during the planned exchange mission.

2. Fields of knowledge

This Call for Proposals invites research proposals in all fields.

3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The maximum duration of each project is 24 months, non-extendable.

4. Timeline

Call announced by FAPESP and Emory University

October 25, 2016

Closing date for submission of proposals

January 30, 2017

Successful proposals notified after

April 20, 2017

5. Funding principles

FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of US$ 10,000.00 (10 thousand dollars) per approved proposal per year, and Emory will provide funding of up to US$ 10,000.00 (10 thousand dollars) per approved proposal per year, for supporting up to two (2) approved projects for the duration of the grant to cover research-related mobility expenses, under the provisions of Clause 5 of the Research Collaboration Agreement established by the Parties (www.fapesp.br/en/9791).

6. Proposal characteristics for PARTNER researchers:

The 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 Emory University. The Research Project must be written in English. One copy of the Research Project shall be sent to FAPESP and another (identical) copy to Emory. The Research Project must include the items included in the item 6.1 at www.fapesp.br/sprint/call42016.

a. A substantive description of the exchange activities, emphasizing their relevance.

b. A timeline for each specific exchange mission, considering the limit of missions and funding established in this Call;

c. Performance indicators for the planned activities;

d. A description of each candidate’s contribution to the mission, explaining their expertise to carry out the foreseen activities;

e. Foreseen actions that will add to the impact of the exchange for Emory and for the Host Institution in the State of São Paulo, e.g. by means of seminars, short courses, and visits to other institutions that carry out research activities in cognate areas.

6.2 The following additional documents required by Emory University:

a. A description of the strong potential for sustainability of the project. Evidence of sustainability might include (but is not limited to) the existence or likelihood of external funding, other sources of institutional funding, and participation by multiple researchers at the participating institutions.

b. Written endorsements of the project from the appropriate Dean of the Emory PI’s school and an appropriate university official (e.g., Dean, Department, or Institute head) of the partner institution in the State of São Paulo.

c. Disclosure of existing external funding and resources relevant to the proposed project by each faculty investigator at Emory.

6.3 Letter of Agreement of the Host Institution in the State of São Paulo to which the PI from São Paulo is affiliated. The same document is required by FAPESP in item 6.2.3 atwww.fapesp.br/sprint/call42016. The Letter of Agreement may be delivered after the notification of results of this call for proposals and before the grant agreement signature.

7. Submission of proposals to Emory University

Submissions to Emory are made electronically. Applicants should send electronic copies of the application documents to global@emory.edu with a subject of “FAPESP-Emory Proposal.”

8. Result of the analysis

Final results will be announced on FAPESP (www.fapesp.br) and Emory University ( www.global.emory.edu) web portals and by means of a communication to the interested PIs.

9. Grant cancellation

Emory University may cancel funding of an Emory researcher, if, during the grant timeframe, a fact is of sufficient gravity to justify cancellation, at the discretion of the funding office, without prejudice of any other appropriate actions.

10. Information about this Call at Emory University

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

Philip Wainwright, Ph.D. 
Vice Provost
Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives (GSI)
Emory University
1784 N. Decatur Road, Suite 130
Atlanta, GA 30322
pwainwr@emory.edu