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FAPESP, THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM AND THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM CALL FOR PROPOSALS - 2016

Note: the new deadline for submissions is April 24, 2017.
Note 2: successful proposals will be announced after September 29, 2017.

1. Objective

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil, and The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham announce a new program to fund joint collaborative proposals involving Research and the Exchange of Researchers under the Scientific Cooperation Agreement between the institutions (www.fapesp.br/en/10346 and www.fapesp.br/en/6716).

Under this Call for Proposals, FAPESP, The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham invite interested researchers affiliated with The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham and researchers formally affiliated with Higher Education and Research Institutions in the State of São Paulo, to submit research proposals, in any discipline, for the advancement of scholarly work, under the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth.

2. Grant opportunity: Regular Research Award (£40,000 for a two years grant)

Opportunity for research teams affiliated with The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham and researchers affiliated with Higher Education and Research Institutions in the State of São Paulo, with up to the equivalent of £40,000 per awarded proposal (50% from FAPESP and 50% from The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham) to cover research-related expenses directly pertaining to the project as well as travel (air tickets), health insurance, and living allowances for researchers in scientific mission between the two countries, for up to two years.

3. Fields of knowledge

The present Call invites Research Proposals across all active research disciplines.

4. Timeline

Call announced

November 25, 2016

Deadline for submissions (by close of business – no more than 5:00 PM)

April 24, 2017

Successful proposals notified after

September 29, 2017

5. Rules for application and instructions

Proposals for the same joint collaborative project must be submitted simultaneously before the deadline, both to FAPESP by the Principal Investigator (PI) from the State of São Paulo and to The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham by the PI(s) from The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham

  • PIs from The University of Birmingham and University of Nottingham : please see Appendix I.

  • PIs from the State of São Paulo: please see Appendix II and III.

6. Selection

Each party will select the proposals according to its own procedures. The proposals will be pre-qualified and, subsequently, analysed by way of a competitive merit review process. Only those proposals selected by both, FAPESP and The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham, will be funded.

7. Result of the analysis

Final results will be announced on FAPESP (www.fapesp.br) and The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham websites and by means of a communication to the interested PIs.

 

APPENDIX I – APPLICATION AND INSTRUCTIONS

FOR RESEARCHERS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM AND THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

1. Funding principles and duration of the Projects

Funding up to the equivalent of £40,000 per awarded proposal, with 50% coming from FAPESP and 50% from The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham. The project period is for up to two (2) years from the date of the award. Funds awarded via The University of Birmingham University and/or the University of Nottingham (up to £20,000) are for research-related expenses directly pertaining to the project (personnel, consumable supplies etc.) as well as travel (air tickets), health insurance, and living allowances for researchers from The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham to visit the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Travel expenses reimbursed by The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham must be in accordance with internal policy for travel expenses.

2. Eligibility rules for researchers from The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham

Researchers regarded as eligible from The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham to submit proposals within the scope of this Call are researchers from any active research discipline (Science, Engineering, Medicine, Humanities & Arts).

3. Proposal characteristics

The proposal must include:

3.1. A Research Project having a maximum of 15 pages of scientific content, written jointly by the Principal Investigator to FAPESP and the PI(s) at The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham. The Research Project must be written in English. One copy of the Research Project shall be submitted to SAGE platform - FAPESP and another (identical) copy to The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham. The Research Project must include the following:

a) Summary/abstract of the project;

b) Statement of the goals and objectives of the project,

c) Background and rationale for the project. What is the problem addressed by the project and why is it important? What will be the contribution to the area?

d) Details of the activities/experimental design to be completed in the project.

e) What are the benefits and scientific/scholarly gains to The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham and to the university/institution in Sao Paulo of the project?

f) What activities including additional external funding will be sought both during and after the project to sustain the collaboration?

g) Which are the expected results? What are the performance indicators/metrics that will be measured to ensure the success of the project?

h) Description of infrastructure and financial resources available for developing the research project in São Paulo, Brazil and at The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham, excluding the expenses requested in the proposal;

i) Travel schedule, if applicable. 

j) The history of the Sao Paulo and The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham teams working together. Focus on the outcomes from previous work – papers published jointly, grants submitted jointly, joint meetings, seminar programs, etc.

3.2 CV of the Principal Investigators and the other research team members.

3.3 An itemized budget with a budget justification.

4. Submission of proposals – Specific to the University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham

4.1 Submission to The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham should be submitted electronically as one complete PDF document to:

For The University of Birmingham: Richard Brunt, e-mail: r.brunt@bham.ac.uk

For The University of Nottingham: Maeve Fitzpatrick, e-mail: Maeve.Fitzpatrick@nottingham.ac.uk

5. Contract for selected projects for researchers from The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham

The selected proposals will be the subject of a Grant between the Principal Investigator and The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham

6. Information about the call for proposals for researchers from The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham

The University of Birmingham

Richard Brunt, International Partnerships Officer, International Relations, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, Phone +44 (0) 121 414 7733; Email: r.brunt@bham.ac.uk

The University of Nottingham

Maeve Fitzpatrick, Research Enterprise and Graduate Services, Kings Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2NR, Phone +44 (0)115 95 15741. Email: Maeve.Fitzpatrick@nottingham.ac.uk

 

APPENDIX II – APPLICATION AND INSTRUCTIONS

FOR RESEARCHERS FROM STATE OF SÃO PAULO

1. Eligibility and instruction for submission:

Apart from the Timeline (exposed in the first page item 4 of this document), and the Funding Principles (exposed in the item 2. below), the rules for this Regular Award opportunity are available in Portuguese at (Auxílio à Pesquisa Regular). Please observe that submissions to FAPESP can only be accepted by SAGe system (www.fapesp.br/sage).

2. Funding Principles and duration of the Projects

2.1 Up to the equivalent of £40,000 per awarded proposal with 50% coming from The University of Birmingham University and/or the University of Nottingham and 50% from FAPESP. Funds awarded via FAPESP (up to £20,000) are for research-related expenses directly pertaining to the project as well as travel (air tickets, health insurance, and living allowances) for researchers from São Paulo to visit The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham.

2.2 The project period is for up to two (2) years from the date of the award.

2.3 Funds for travel - eligible funding conditions: apart from the funding items, usually considered in the Regular Research Award projects, FAPESP can provide the selected proposals in this call with funds for air tickets, health insurance and living allowances for researchers from the State of São Paulo that will visit the Partner Institution according to the conditions below.

2.3.1 Are eligible for travel the team members of the project when previously defined as Principal Investigator or Associated Researchers affiliated to Higher Education and Research Institutions in the State of São Paulo. Associated Researchers who are Post-doctoral fellows must have an ongoing FAPESP fellowship during the planned exchange mission.

2.3.2 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.

3. Proposal characteristics required by FAPESP

3.1 The proposal shall be composed a Research Project having a maximum of 15 pages of scientific content, written jointly by the Principal Investigator to FAPESP and the PI at The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham. The Research Project must be written in English and one copy of the Research Project shall be submitted to SAGe platform- FAPESP and another identical copy must to be sent to The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham. The Research Project must include the following:

a. Summary/abstract of the project;

b. Statement of the goals and objectives of the project,

c. Background and rationale for the project. What is the problem addressed by the project and why is it important? What will be the contribution to the area?

d. Details of the activities/experimental design to be completed in the project.

e. What are the benefits and scientific/scholarly gains to The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham and to the university/institution in Sao Paulo of the project?

f) What activities including additional external funding will be sought both during and after the project to sustain the collaboration?

g) Which are the expected results? What are the performance indicators/metrics that will be measured to ensure the success of the project?

h) Description of infrastructure and financial resources available for developing the research project in São Paulo, Brazil and at The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham, excluding the expenses requested in the proposal;

i) Travel schedule, if applicable. 

j) The history of the Sao Paulo and The University of Birmingham and/or the University of Nottingham teams working together. Focus on the outcomes from previous work – papers published jointly, grants submitted jointly, joint meetings, seminar programs, etc.

3.2 All documents and forms required in the SAGe platform for the APR submission. Details for the submission in the SAGe Platform could be found in the Appendix III, below (only in Portuguese).

3.3. Important: Since November 1st, 2016, before submitting a proposal it is mandatory to attach a scanned copy of the Identity Document to the SAGe´s registry. (Access path: " Meus dados > Alteração de Cadastro "; attach the requested document in the " Documento de Identificação" section of the “Identificação” tab). This requirement applies to all beneficiaries and Principal Investigators of Research Grants and Scholarships

4. Information about this Call at FAPESP for researchers from São Paulo

The questions related to this Call for Proposals must be directed to Dra. Vera Viviane Schmidt, e-mail: Chamada_UoN-UoB@fapesp.br

 

APPENDIX III – APPLICATION AND SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR RESEARCHERS FROM SAO PAULO 

SAGe Platform (available only in Portuguese)

1. É necessário que o Pesquisador Responsável pela proposta seja cadastrado no sistema SAGe:

(i) Pesquisadores que não possuem cadastro no SAGe devem inicialmente realiza-lo acessando a página do SAGe no endereço www.fapesp.br/sage, clicar em Sem cadastro? e preencher os dados solicitados. Não basta apenas cadastrar-se como usuário, é necessário completar os dados cadastrais;

(ii) Pesquisadores do Estado de São Paulo, já cadastrados, devem realizar o login no SAGe com identificação e senha usuais para acessar a página inicial do sistema.

2. Na página inicial, selecionar, dentre as opções do menu “Acesso Rápido – Atividades do Pesquisador”, o link Nova Proposta Inicial;

3. Na seção Chamadas Vigentes, selecionar e clicar no link desta chamada de propostas.

4. O sistema disponibilizará na página seguinte o menu “Incluir Proposta” para confirmação da chamada selecionada.

5. Clicar no botão Incluir para iniciar a elaboração de sua proposta.

6. A partir daí incluir os dados solicitados em todas as abas, inclusive a lista de documentos a serem anexados;

7. Atenção para a obrigatoriedade de preenchimento de todos itens marcados com “ * “. É necessário submeter o projeto ao final do preenchimento. Projeto salvo não significa projeto submetido;

8. No caso de dúvidas, na página inicial do SAGe pode ser usado o link Manuais e, na página Manuais, buscar esclarecimentos na lista Manuais de Apoio aos Pesquisadores.

9. IMPORTANTE: Recomenda-se fortemente verificar periodicamente as pendências da proposta utilizando a opção "Validar" do SAGE. Isso pode ser feito repetidas vezes, à medida que a proposta for construída, permitindo que sejam tomadas em tempo as providências necessárias à submissão. Ao selecionar a opção Validar, o sistema SAGe apresentará as pendências impeditivas para submissão da proposta considerando os itens que foram inseridos. Em caso de dúvidas sobre a utilização do SAGE, além dos Manuais, a FAPESP disponibiliza ainda atendimento pelo Setor de Informações (11 3838-4000).