SPRINT 1st Edition 2015 - Guideline: University of Warwick

SPRINT – 1 Edition – 2015
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GUIDELINE – WARWICK

Specific requests for submission of proposals in partnership with researchers from The University of WARWICK

FAPESP and The University of WARWICK, signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on June 2014, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the WARWICK- UK, 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 WARWICK make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of researchers, under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 1st Edition 2015 (www.fapesp.br/en/9265) and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility from WARWICK side

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

The Call is open to all academic Departments, Research Institutes, Centres and Groups, with particular encouragement given to inter- and multi-disciplinary proposals that foster collaboration between Departments and Faculties. Strong preference will be given to projects that will be likely to promote sustained collaborative activity beyond the end point of the award period.

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

The project lead must be a permanent or fixed-term member of academic staff (with at least 12 months left on employment contract as of 1st December 2014, ending no earlier than the end of the period for which funds are awarded). Participants may include Post-Doctoral Fellows and PhD students where appropriate.

2. Fields of knowledge

This Call for Proposals invites research proposals in all fields.

3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The maximum duration of each project is 24 months.

4. Funding principles

FAPESP will provide funding the equivalent of up £10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Pounds) per proposal per year and WARWICK will each provide funding of up to £10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Pounds) per proposal per year, for the duration of the grant to cover mobility expenses, under the provisions of eighth clause of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement established by the Parties (www.fapesp.br/en/8748)

5. Proposal Characteristics

5.1 The proposal shall be composed of:

a. A Research Project having a maximum of five (5) pages of scientific content,written jointly by the Principal Investigator to FAPESP and his/her colleague, the Principal Investigator at the Partner Institution. 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 Partner Institution.

b. Submission forms and additional documents as requested as required by FAPESP and/or by the partner institutions.

5.2 The Research Project must include the following:

a. A substantive description of the exchange activities, emphasizing their relevance. The proposal must state clearly how the exchange activities to be carried out will contribute to the ongoing research project funded by FAPESP and to the research being carried by the partner researcher abroad;

b. A timeline for each specific exchange mission, considering the limit of missions and funding established in this Call;

c. Performance indicators for the planned activities;

d. A description of each candidate’s contribution to the mission, explaining their expertise to carry out the foreseen activities;

e. Foreseen actions that will add to the impact of the exchange for the Partner Institution and for the Host Institution in the State of São Paulo, e.g. by means of seminars, short courses and visits to other institutions that carry out research activities in cognate areas;

5.3. To Warwick the proposal for WARWICKmust include the following items:

a. Warwick Budget Form

b. Letter of Support from Head of Department

6. Submission of proposals to WARWICK

Submissions can only be accepted by email to the following address: fapesp@warwick.ac.uk

7. Result of the analysis

Final results will be announced on FAPESP (www.fapesp.br) and WARWICK (www.warwick.ac.uk) web portals and by means of a communication to the interested PIs.

8. Contract for selected projects by WARWICK

Selected proposals will subject to the conditions set forth in a letter of award.

9. Grant cancellation

FAPESP or WARWICK may cancel funding if, during the grant timeframe, a fact is of sufficient gravity to justify cancellation, without prejudice of any other appropriate actions.

10. Information about this Call at WARWICK

All questions from WARWICK researchers related to this Call for Proposals must be directed to the e-mail fapesp@warwick.ac.uk.