SPRINT - 1st Edition 2017: Guidelines LSE

Specific requests for proposals submissions from researchers of

the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

FAPESP and LSE signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on 26 th November 2014 aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the LSE, United Kingdom, and from the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, through the funding of joint research projects.

Under the referred Agreement, as an action to promote such collaboration, FAPESP and LSE make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of faculty and postdoctoral researchers under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 1st Edition 2017 ( and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility criteria from LSE’s side

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

a. Applicants (Principal Investigators) must be permanent members of LSE faculty and have the support from the Head of Department/Centre Director.

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

a. Applicants (Principal Investigators) must be permanent members of LSE faculty. Participation in the project is open to all LSE faculty and post-doc researchers.

b. Proposals must aim to respect the principle of reciprocity with regard to academic qualifications of those who will take part in the exchange activities.

Important: 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 areas of knowledge and disciplines represented at LSE. Applicants are welcome to consider collaborations with other disciplines.

3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The maximum duration of each project is 24 months.

4. Timeline

Call announced by FAPESP and LSE


Closing date for submission of proposals


Successful proposals notified after


5. Funding principles

FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of US$ 10,000.00 per proposal per year and LSE will provide funding of up to US$ 10,000.00 per proposal per year, for the duration of the grant (maximum 2 years) to cover research-related and mobility expenses, under the provisions of Clause 5 of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement established by the Parties (

6. Proposal characteristics for LSE researchers:

LSE faculty may apply for support to establish and develop long-term collaboration with researchers from the State of Sao Paulo around a specific jointly defined research project.

Proposals may include a range of related activities such as

6.1 Implementation of joint research projects on topics of mutual interest, exchanging knowledge and results;

6.2 Organisation of scientific seminars, specialized workshops, symposia and other scientific meetings of mutual interest, to promote interaction between academic researchers at LSE and institutions and research groups in the State of Sao Paulo, with the goal of identifying and developing future areas for cooperation;

6.3 Any other activities of scientific exchange which will help prepare the ground for the development of joint research proposal between academic researchers and research teams from the State of São Paulo and from LSE.

Eligible costs include research expenses, research assistance and subsistence (travel, accommodation and subsistence costs) in accordance with LSE’s Financial Regulations. For further information please discuss your project idea and resources with Research Division.

7. Submission of proposals to LSE

7.1 Proposals must be submitted in WORD format to by 24 April 2017.

7.2 Proposals must be comprised of: application form, research project (case for support) as per in FAPESP`s SPRINT guidelines (items 6 and 6.1), budget and CV of the principal investigator in São Paulo. For detailed information about the application process a LSE, please see LSE’s Research Infrastructure and Investment Fund (RIIF) Scheme Guidance notes (

a. A Research Project (Case for Support) up to a maximum of five (5) pages of scientific content, written jointly by the Principal Investigator of the Host Institution in the State of São Paulo and the Principal Investigator at LSE. 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 LSE. The Research Project must include the items included in the item 6.1 at

b. A two-page CV of the lead co-investigator in São Paulo.

7.3 Additional document: 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 Agreementmay be delivered after the notification of results of this call for proposals and before the grant agreement signature.

8. Result of the analysis

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

9. Contract for selected projects by LSE

Selected proposals will subject to the conditions set forth in the LSE’s Research Infrastructure and Investment Fund (RIIF) Scheme Guidance notes (

10. Grant cancellation

LSE may cancel funding of an LSE researcher, if, during the grant timeframe, a fact is of sufficient gravity to justify cancellation, at the discretion of the program directors, without prejudice of any other appropriate actions.

11. Information about this Call at LSE

All questions related to this Call for Proposals must be directed to:

Ana Alvarez-Serra:

Aygen Kurt-Dickson:


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