SPRINT 2nd Edition 2018 - Guidelines CNRS

Specific requests for proposals submissions from researchers of the CNRS

FAPESP and CNRS, signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on 2004, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the CNRS, France, 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 to promote such collaboration, FAPESP and CNRS make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of faculty and postdoctoral researchers under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 2nd Edition 2018 ( and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility from CNRS side

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

a. Principal and Co-Principal Investigators involved in the project;

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

a. CNRS researchers, academics and researchers from other organizations working in a CNRS research unit

b. The participation of PhD students

c. Considering the principle of reciprocity, FAPESP exceptionally may either support PhD students from São Paulo state to take part in the scientific missions. In this case, the PhD student(s) must have an ongoing FAPESP fellowship during the planned exchange mission to the partner institution.

d. 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.

e. 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 duration of each project is 24 months

4. Timeline

Call announced by FAPESP and CNRS

May 2nd, 2018

Closing date for submission of proposals

July 30nd, 2018

Successful proposals notified after

October 26th, 2018

5. Funding principles

5.1 . FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of € 5,000.00 (five thousand euros) per proposal per year and CNRS will provide funding of up to € 5,000.00 (five thousand dollars) 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 CNRS will fund a maximum of 7 approved proposals.

6. Proposal characteristics for CNRS researchers:

The proposal shall be composed of:

a. A Research Project having a maximum of five (5) pages of scientific content, written in English jointly by the Principal Investigator at the Host Institution in the State of São Paulo and the Principal Investigator at the CNRS.

b. Additional documents required by CNRS

6.1 As described at, the Research Project must include the following items:

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

b. Detailed schedule of the exchange missions to be carried out by the partner team at the São Paulo institution and the São Paulo team at the CNRS;

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

f. Description of how the Principal Investigators in São Paulo and in the CNRS 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 required by CNRS :

6.2.1 Research Proposal Form; Researchers Registration Form to be filled in by the PI and Budget forms (available at

6.2.2 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 CNRS

Submissions can only be accepted by on line form:

8. Result of the analysis

The results will be announced on FAPESP ( and sent by regular mail for the CNRS and by means of a communication to the interested PIs.

9. Contract for selected projects by CNRS

Selected proposals will subject to the conditions set forth in CNRS-FAPESP’s framework agreement.

10. Grant cancellation

FAPESP or CNRS may cancel funding if, during the grant timeframe, a significant event justifies its cancellation in the assessment of the Joint Steering Committee, without prejudice of any other appropriate actions.

11. Information about this Call at CNRS

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

CNRS: Antonia Alcaraz: in charge of international cooperation for South America


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