Published on April 26th, 2012
Every initial request for funding submitted to FAPESP must be accompanied by a Curricular Summary (CS) of the Principal Investigator and, when relevant, the Curricular Summaries of each one of the Associate Researchers. Requests for PD fellowships should include a curricular summary of the candidates, as well as that of the supervisor. In requests for fellowships for Scientific Initiation (IC), Masters (MS), Doctorate (DR), and Honors Doctorate (DD), the curricular summary of the advisor should also be presented.
The CS aids the peer reviewers, Area Panels, and assistants of the Scientific Director in assessing the professional experience of the Principal Investigators and other members of their research team.
The Curricular Summary should consist of up to four pages on A-4 paper sheet, with a left margin of at least 2.5 cm and all other margins of at least 2 cm, typed in a legible font (such as Arial 10 pt or Times New Roman 11 pt, for instance).
If the Curricular Summary has more than four pages, only the first four will be considered for analysis.
The Curricular Summary should be organized in eight sections. All of them should be included, even if limited to the expression “NOTHING TO DECLARE”. The eight sections are as follows:
2) Professional experience, service, and academic distinctions and prizes.
3) List of up to 10 of the most relevant scientific results, which can be scientific articles, book chapters, patents (either filed or granted), registered software, or any other type of publication considered to be among the 10 most relevant to the researcher´s career.
4) List of all current financial grants awarded to the researcher from any agency or company.
5) Research projects under way which are financed by a fellowship or scholarship, for which the researcher is the advisor.
6) Academic quantitative indicators.
7) Link to the webpages MyResearcherID and/or MyCitation (Google Scholar).
To create a ResearcherID profile, please refer to:
To create a Google Scholar MyCitations profile, please refer to:
8) Other relevant information.
Model for the Curricular Summary
|Year of completion||Title or activity||Institution|
|Graduate degree (MSc, DR, PhD,)|
2) Professional History. List of key professional positions occupied, reporting starting and ending dates, and the name of the institutions.
3) List of up to 10 of the most relevant scientific results, such as scientific articles, book chapters, patents (either filed or granted), registered software, or any other type of publication considered to be among the 10 most relevant to the researcher´s career. These items should be chosen at your discretion among those considered most significant for the evaluation of your recent academic production (past five years) and/or the most relevant to document your experience and expertise in the field of knowledge of the proposed research project. Please include the number of citations in the international literature (ISI, Scopus or Google Scholar) received by each of the listed items. If desired, please also include a maximum of 4 lines outlining any other elements which can be verified and are considered appropriate for demonstrating the impact of the chosen items (such as citation in patents, patent licensing, text books, impact on public policies, prizes, and so forth). Please use the conventional bibliographic standards in your area, and group the results by category (e.g. articles, patents, chapters). If the list has more than 10 items, FAPESP will only consider the top 10 in the review process.
4) Current research grants awarded by any agency or company to the researcher.
List of current research grants, indicating project titles, coordinator’s name, financial resources, duration, and funding agency. If you received a fellowship from any funding agency, please inform the name of the agency, the fellowship type, level and duration.
5) List of ongoing supervisions, with students holding fellowships. List of ongoing supervisions with fellowships: indicating type (undergraduate, Masters or Doctorate), project titles, and funding agencies.
6) Academic quantitative indicators. Please separately indicate the total amount of: 1) books, 2) publications in journals with selective editorial policy, 3) book chapters, 4) supervised and concluded Master's dissertations, 5) supervised and concluded Doctoral theses, 6) number of citations received in the international scientific literature according to ISI, Scopus or Google Scholar.
7) Links to the web pages MyResearcherID (ISI) or MyCitations (Google Scholar):
7.a) To create a ResearcherID profile, please refer to:
7.b) To create a Google Scholar MyCitations profile, please refer to:
8. Other information. Other relevant biographical information for assessing your recent academic work (past five years), and documenting your experience and expertise in the field of knowledge of the proposed project.