SPRINT 1st Edition 2018 - Guidelines Leiden University

Specific requests for proposals submissions from researchers of the LEIDEN UNIVERSITY

FAPESP and Leiden University, signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on March, 14th 2016, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the Leiden University, Netherlands, 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 Leiden University make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of researchers under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 1st Edition 2018 ( and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility from Leiden University side

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

Academic staff at Leiden University with a contract of employment for the full length of the proposed project.

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

Academic staff at Leiden University.

Participating University of Leiden post-doctoral or doctoral fellows must hold a fellowship/scholarship during the planned exchange mission, or be somehow involved in the research at Leiden University.


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

b. Eligibility of research partners in the State of São Paulo should observe the items 3.1 and 4.2 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 24 months.

4. Timeline

Call announced by FAPESP and Leiden University

January 30, 2018

Deadline for submissions

April 30, 2018

Announcement of results:

July 27, 2018

5. Funding principles

5.1 FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of € 5000.00 (5 thousand euros) per proposal per year and Leiden University will provide funding of up to € 5000.00 (5 thousand euros) 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 (

5.2 FAPESP and Leiden University will fund a maximum of five (03) approved proposals.

6. Proposal characteristics for Leiden University researchers

The proposal shall be composed of:

6.1 A Research Project having 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 the Leiden University. 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 Leiden University.

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 at Leiden University;

b. Detailed schedule of the exchange missions to be carried out by the Leiden University team at the São Paulo institution and the São Paulo team at Leiden University, considering the limit of missions and funding established in this Call;

c. Performance indicators for the planned activities, indicating the expected results;

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 Leiden Univeristy and for the Host Institution in the State of São Paulo, e.g. by means of seminars, short courses or visits, etc.;

f. Description of how the Principal Investigators in São Paulo and in the Leiden University intend to prepare a joint research project, resulting from the exchange activities developed from the proposal submitted in this Call, to be submitted to research funding agencies accessible in their regions in order to create a medium-long-term collaboration (up to one page).

6.2 The following additional documents are required from Leiden University:

a. CVs of all Principal Investigators involved in the proposal.

b. A support letter from the Academic Director of the Institute involved.

c. 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 delivered after the notification of results of this call for proposals and before the grant agreement signature.

7. Submission of proposals to LEIDEN UNIVERSITY

The completed application may be saved as a single PDF file, which is to be sent to

Dr. M.L. Wiesebron (Email:

8. Result of the analysis

Final results will be announced on the FAPESP webportal ( Leiden Researchers involved will be informed by the Leiden coordinator of the programme.

9. Contract for selected projects by Leiden University

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

10. Grant cancellation

Leiden University may cancel funding of a Leiden University researcher, if, during the grant timeframe, a significant event justifies its cancellation, at the discretion of the scientific director of each Institute, without prejudice of any other appropriate actions.

11. Information about this Call at Leiden University

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

Dr. Marianne L. Wiesebron
Region Coordinator Latin American and Caribbean
Coordinator Chair Brazilian Studies Rui Barbosa
Academic Affairs
Leiden University

Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
the Netherlands
00 31 (0) 71 5272063


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