BIOEN BE-BASIC 2016 - Annex I: Guidelines for the Research Project

FAPESP– BIOEN/BE-Basic Program

- Items 1 through 12 should fit in less than thirty (30) A4 pages with 1.5 spacing and font equivalent to Times New Roman 11.

- Please use section titles as listed in items from 1 through 13 of the following table:


Section Title



Title Page

- Project Title, names of both partnering Principal Investigators and their host institutions, and all researchers from other partners involved with their host institutions, Project start and end dates.


Table of Contents

- Table of Contents referring to the page number of each section.



- 20 lines maximum.


Results from previous or ongoing grants funded by FAPESP

- List of projects funded by FAPESP granted to the Principal Investigator in the last 10 years, including Title, Process number, Start and End Dates, Summary of results and List of publications, resulting Thesis and Dissertations.


Statement of scientific problem(s) to be tackled by the proposed project

- Description of the scientific challenges and their relevance.

- Description of the contribution to the field if the project succeeds.

- Quotes from relevant publications as necessary.


Justification and rationale

- Refer to item 3 of the Call for Proposals.


Significance and relevance for the FAPESP BIOEN Program

- Specify accordingly to the BIOEN Program’s main conditions and goals.


“Cover Note” from BE-Basic

- Specify the collaboration activities in relation to the BE-BASIC PI´s current Project.

- The BE-Basic “Cover Note” form is available at


Specific aims

- List of the Proposal’s aims, with a short description of each one:

Aim 1
Aim 2


Expected results

- Description of the knowledge that will be created and how it will be disseminated to the community. Description of the role of each partner in the project.


Preliminary results

- Summary of preliminary results, if any. Figures and Tables may be used.


Scientific challenges and the means and methods to overcome them

- Description of the scientific and technical challenges that the project proposes to overcome and the efforts that will be made in order to reach the Proposal´s aims (item 6).

- Description of the methods and means to overcome these challenges.

- Relevant references regarding these challenges and the methods and means proposed.

- specification of the roles of each partner in the work to be carried out.



- Estimative of Project completion.

- List of the milestones that can be used to assess the progress of the project and its completion.

- specification of which partners contribute to which expected result(s)


Dissemination and evaluation

- Description of how the results will be disseminated to the pertaining community and how they can be evaluated.


Other supports

- Description of existing or planned support (submitted) from other funding agencies or institutions.

- Description of additional support from the host institution(s) that will be necessary to the success of the proposed project (personal, material, funding, services etc).

- Please note that any additional support will need to be formally acknowledged by the host institution in the Grant Contract ( Termo de Outorga).


Broader impacts

- Description of the expected impacts of the results in research, education, industry, society, environment, etc.

Please note item 3.3. of the call text.

ATTENTION: Item 13 is not included in the 30-page limitation.



- References cited in the previous items.

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