SPRINT – 1st Edition 2019: Guidelines Coventry University

Advancing Research and Innovation at Coventry: Coventry University in partnership with FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation)

Call for funding proposals supporting the exchange of researchers under FAPESP’s program - São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration (SPRINT).

(Up to £10K)

Overview

This scheme enables researchers at Coventry University to develop partnerships with researchers affiliated with higher education and research institutions in the State of São Paulo with a view to developing research collaborations, joint publications and further joint funding proposals.

For further details please see: www.fapesp.br/sprint/call12019

Eligibility

This scheme is open to individuals and teams of researchers who are members or associate members of Coventry University Research Centres.

Each Research Centre can put forward a maximum of two applications to this scheme. All applicants must discuss their application with their Centre Director.

The funding application consists of two main components:

1. An application detailing the research project.
2. A brief letter of support or email from the Centre Director explaining how this proposal relates to the centre’s broader research strategy.

Funding principles

FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of £ 5,000.00 (five thousand pounds) per proposal per year and Coventry University will provide funding of up to £ 5,000.00 (five thousand pounds) per proposal per year, for the duration of the grant to cover research-related mobility expenses.

FAPESP and Coventry University will fund a maximum of 04 approved proposals.

Assessment Process

Applications will be peer-reviewed by a cross-centre panel of researchers, following Research Council best practice, with each application given an overall score out of 6. Those scoring less than 4 will not be considered by the final assessment panel.

For those scoring 4 and above, there will be the opportunity for the applicant to provide a written response to the peer reviews, which will be considered by the panel alongside the application. The panel will consist of: Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Director of the Doctoral College, Director of Research Services, Director of Enterprise and Innovation, Associate Deans for Research and University Research Centre Executive Directors.

After the Assessment Process at Coventry University the results will be shared with the FAPESP/Coventry Steering Committee where proposals will be ranked and selected for funding.

Assessment Criteria

The Early Career Researcher Networking and Skills Development Scheme will be assessed using the following criteria:

    Quality: the extent to which the proposal meets the specific aims of the scheme in terms of the development plan, the quality of the mentors and collaborators, the sustainability and appropriateness of activities to foster high-quality personal and research development.

    Importance: the significance of the proposed activity in terms of the applicant’s personal development and the potential benefit to the Centre and to the University.

    Project Plan and Budget: the extent to which the proposal is well planned, the extent to which the activities can be completed within the specified timeframe, and the extent to which the likely outcome of the activities will represent value for money in terms of the relationship between the funds that are sought and the significance and quality of the projected outcomes for the researcher.

    Outcomes and Impact: the extent to which the activities are recorded and evaluated to ensure continued professional development; the likelihood that the learning and outcomes of the project will be highly valued and widely exploited, both in the Coventry University research community and in wider contexts where they can make a difference.

Submission and Outcomes

Completed applications with supporting statements should be sent to recap@coventry.ac.uk

The following file format should be used:

2018NETWORKING_[RESEARCH CENTRE ACRONYM]_[SURNAME]_[FIRSTNAME].docx

Closing date: 29 April 2019

Peer Review: May 2019

PI Response: June 2019

Coventry Panel: June 2019

Steering Committee FAPESP/Coventry: early July 2019

Successful Candidates notified: 26 July 2019

Deadlines and timelines cannot be changed.

Queries

Please direct any queries to recap@coventry.ac.uk

Appeals and Complaints

If applicants have any concerns or complaints regarding any element of selection process these should be sent directly to Rebekah Smith McGloin, Director of the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development.

Application Form: Early Career Researcher Networking and Skills Development

 

Project Lead

 

  

Pure Portal Link

 

A Pure Portal link must be provided for applications to be considered. Information on setting up your Pure Profile can be located HERE.

Project Team

 

If appropriate, please provide name, research centre, and Pure Portal link for each ECR co-applicant.

Project Title

 

Summary

(200 words)

 

  

Project Plan (max. 500 words).

What activities will take place? A Gantt chart may accompany this section and be inserted here or at the end of the document

Nature of the Collaboration (max. 250 words)

Provide details of the partner institution/organisation and the researcher(s) with whom you will work. How will this partnership support your research activities and the work of the Centre?

Project Outcomes (max. 200 words)

What are the tangible outcomes of the project? How will you measure progress against your aims and objectives?

Academic Impact (max. 100 words)

How will this project advance your research and research field? What further collaborative projects, funding applications, and research/impact activities might this project lead to?

Pathways to Impact (max. 100 words)

Who might benefit from this project now and in the future? What are the potential impacts, which could be used in the public domain? Visit the UKRI website for more support and guidance on pathways to impact.

Budget (with justifications)

Please provide a comprehensive budget with a justification for each activity taking place.