SPRINT - 4th Edition 2016: Guidelines University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Specific requests for proposals submissions from researchers of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

FAPESP and University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on March 15, 2016, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, U.S.A, 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 UNL 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 UNL side

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

a. All tenured, tenure-track, and those with adjunct appointments as well as research professor or professor of practice faculty within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) are eligible to participate in this call for proposals. The Project Director (PD) must have a tenure or tenure-track appointment with the Agricultural Research Division (ARD), the other titles are also eligible if they have been previously grant active (grant proposals recorded with a PCS code of research and routed through NU grant system).

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

a. Faculty and post-doctoral researchers from UNL are eligible to participate in the exchange activities of this call for proposals.

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).

2. Fields of knowledge

This Call for Proposals invites research proposals in all fields of knowledge.

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 University of Nebraska

October 27, 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 proposal per year and UNL will provide funding of up to US$ 10,000.00 (10 thousand dollars) 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 (www.fapesp.br/en/10254).

6. Proposal characteristics for UNL 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 the UNL. The Research Project must be written in English. One copy of the Research Project shall be sent to FAPESP and another (identical) copy to the UNL. The Research Project must include the items included in the item 6.1 at (www.fapesp.br/sprint/call22016).

6.2 The following additional documents required by UNL:

a. Research Proposal Form;

b. CV/BioSketch (2 pages) for the Principle Investigators and all candidates for the exchange activities;

c. Budget forms;

d. Worksheet that lists candidates for the exchange activities;

e. 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 at www.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 UNL

Submissions can only be accepted by email to:

Dr. Liana Calegare, Coordinator of Global Engagement, Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln – LCalegare2@unl.edu

8. Result of the analysis

Final results will be announced on FAPESP (www.fapesp.br) and UNL (www.ianr.unl.edu/global-engagement) web portals and by means of a communication to the interested PIs.

9. Contract for selected projects by UNL

Selected proposals will subject to conditions set forth by UNL operating policies; including but not limited to those detailed by UNL’s Office of Research Responsibility (www.research.unl.edu/researchresponsibility/).

10. Grant cancellation

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

11. Information about this Call at UNL

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

Dr. Liana Calegare, Coordinator of Global Engagement, Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln – LCalegare2@unl.edu