Guideline University of Manchester

SPRINT – 2nd Edition 2016

Specific request for proposal submissions from researchers of the University of Manchester

FAPESP and the University of Manchester signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on 26th September 2013, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the University Of Manchester, United Kingdom and from the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, through the funding of joint research projects.

Under the referred Agreement, as a continuation of this fruitful collaboration, FAPESP and the University of Manchester make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of faculty and postdoctoral researchers, under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 2nd Edition 2016 ( and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility from University of MANCHESTER side

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

Permanent academic staff or fixed term academic or research staff whose contract exceeds the duration of the project.

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

a. As above.

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 (

2. Fields of knowledge

This Call for Proposals invites research proposals in all fields of knowledge.

3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The maximum duration of each project is up to 24 months.

4. Timeline

Call announced by FAPESP and PARTNER


Closing date for submission of proposals


Successful proposals notified after


5. Funding principles

FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of £10,000 (Ten thousand pounds sterling) per proposal per year and the University of Manchester will provide funding of up to £10,000 (Ten thousand pounds sterling) per proposal per year, for the duration of the grant to cover research-related mobility expenses, under the provisions of Clause 5 of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement established by the Parties (en/8086).

6. Proposal characteristics for University of Manchester researchers

Applicants from the University of Manchester must submit the following:

a. Research Proposal Form

b. Case For Support (maximum 2 pages)

c. Budget sheet

d. CV for each participant in the partnership (maximum of 4 pages)

e. Worksheet

f. 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 The Letter of Agreement may be provided after the notification of results of this call for proposals and before the grant agreement signature

7. Submission of proposals to the University of Manchester

Submissions can only be accepted by e-mail to Victoria Holt, Head of Research Support Services, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, via

8. Result of the analysis

Final results will be announced on FAPESP ( and the University of Manchester ( web portals and by means of a communication to the interested PIs.

9. Contract for selected projects by the University of Manchester

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

10. Grant cancellation

The University of Manchester may cancel the funding of the project, if during the project’s duration, misconduct of sufficient gravity takes place.  The cancellation of any funding is at the discretion of the Associate Vice-President for Internationalization and does not affect any other unrelated research activity.

11. Information about this Call at the University of Manchester

All questions from University of Manchester applicants related to this Call for Proposals must be directed to:
Vicky Holt, Head of Research Support Services, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.


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