SPRINT - 1st Edition 2017: Guidelines Uppsala University

Specific requests for proposals submissions from researchers of the Uppsala University 

FAPESP and Uppsala University, signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on Material Science, Energy, Sustainability and Life sciences, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the Uppsala University, 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 Uppsala University make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of researchers under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 1st Edition 2017 (www.fapesp.br/sprint/call12017) and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility from Uppsala University side

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

a. Participants must be conducting research involving physical or life sciences. Principal Investigators must be regular faculty and/or full-time research faculty members with existing or new research collaborations with researchers in São Paulo, Brazil, and must maintain this status for the duration of the proposed activities.

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

a. Participants must be conducting research involving physical or life sciences. Full time faculty, as well as post-doctoral fellows included as participant in proposals submitted by full time faculty.

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/call12017).

2. Fields of knowledge

This Call for Proposals invites research proposals in research involving physical or life sciences.

3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The maximum duration of each project is 18 months

4. Timeline

Call announced by FAPESP and Uppsala University

January 31st, 2017

Closing date for submission of proposals

April 24th, 2017

Successful proposals notified after

July 28th, 2017

5. Funding principles

FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of € 5.000,00 (five thousand Euros) per proposal per year and Uppsala University will provide funding of up to € 5.000,00 (five thousand Euros) per proposal per year, for the duration of the grant to cover research-related mobility expenses of up to 5 approved proposals, under the provisions of Clause 5 of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement established by the Parties (www.fapesp.br/en/9779).

6. Proposal characteristics for Uppsala University 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
Uppsala 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 the Uppsala University. The Research Project must include the items included in the item 6.1 at www.fapesp.br/sprint/call12017.

6.2 The following additional documents required by Uppsala University:

a. CV´s of all principal investigators involved in the proposal.

b. 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/call12017. 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 Uppsala University

The completed application should be saved as a single PDF file, which is to be sent via email to Prof. Leif Kirsebom, Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor on Internationalization at Uppsala University, leif.kirsebom@icm.uu.se, by the proposal deadline. 

8. Result of the analysis

Final results will be announced on FAPESP (www.fapesp.br) and Uppsala University (www.uu.se) web portals and by means of a communication to the interested PIs.

9. Contract for selected projects by Uppsala University

Selection proposals will be subject to the conditions set forth in the letter of award. 

10. Grant cancellation

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

11. Information about this Call at Uppsala University

All questions related to this Call for Proposals must be directed to: the Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor on Internationalization at Uppsala University Leif Kirsebom: leif.kirsebom@icm.uu.se.