SPRINT – 1st Edition 2019: Guidelines University of Wollongong
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Specific requests for proposals submissions from researchers of the UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG (UOW)
FAPESP and UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG, signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on April 6 2017, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG, Australia, 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 UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of faculty and postdoctoral researchers under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 1st Edition 2019 (www.fapesp.br/sprint/call12019) and hereinafter set forth.
1. Eligibility UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
1.1. Eligibility to submit proposals within the scope of this Call:
a. The lead applicant must be employed at UOW as continuing or fixed term academic staff at the time of application, with an appointment that extends for the duration of the award. The team may comprise academic (including honorary) staff and PhD students.
b. Individuals can be lead applicant on only one application per round.
1.2. Eligibility for the exchange activities within the scope of this Call
a. Academic staff and PhD students from UOW are eligible to participate in exchange activities. Postdoctoral fellows and PhD students must hold a fellowship/scholarship for the duration of the planned exchange period.
b. Where possible, the project should provide opportunities for Early Career Researchers (ECRs), although it is not compulsory to be an ECR to apply. For this scheme, an ECR means:
(i) PhD students enrolled at UOW who are part of an application led by an eligible staff member;
(ii) a researcher who has had their PhD awarded within five years of the date of application;
(iii) a researcher who received their PhD more than five years before the date of the application but who, due to career interruptions, has had less than the equivalent of five cumulative years of research experience.
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 University of Wollongong in the State of São Paulo should observe the items 3.1 and 4.2 of FAPESP call (www.fapesp.br/sprint/call12019).
2. Fields of knowledge
This Call for Proposals invites research proposals across all research disciplines.
3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers
The maximum duration of each project is 24 months.
Call announced by FAPESP and Partner
January 29, 2019
Closing date for submission of proposals
April 29, 2019
Successful proposals notified after
July 26, 2019
5. Funding principles
5.1. FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of AU$10,000.00 (ten thousand dollars) per proposal per year and UOW will provide funding of up to AU$10,000.00 (ten 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 (https://fapesp.br/en/10901).
5.2. FAPESP and UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG will fund a maximum of 5 approved proposals.
6. Proposal characteristics for UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG researchers:
a. A Research Projecthaving 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 UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG. One copy of the Research Project shall be sent to FAPESP and an identical copy to the UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG.
b. Additional documents required by UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
6.1 As described at www.fapesp.br/sprint/call12019, 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 University of Wollongong researcher at UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG;
b. Detailed schedule of the exchange missions to be carried out by the University of Wollongong team at the São Paulo institution and the São Paulo team at the UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG;
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 UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG 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 UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG 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 UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG:
a. A completed UOW Application Form, (Partner researchers from Sao Paolo should submit FAPESP’s Application Form following FAPESP’s submission guidelines.)
b. Two-page CVs of all proposed UOW team members and the Brazilian project leader. Include the date that the highest qualification was awarded.
c. A detailed proposed project budget
6.3 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 https://fapesp.br/en/12019. 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 UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Save applications as a single PDF file (File name: [Project lead surname]; SPRINT Application) and email to email@example.com by 5pm, 22 April 2019.
8. Result of the analysis
The results will be announced on FAPESP (www.fapesp.br) and UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG by means of a communication to the interested PIs.
9. Contract for selected projects by UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Selected proposals will subject to award terms and conditions set out in the UOW Conditions of Grant notice.
10. Grant cancellation
FAPESP or UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG 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 UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
All questions related to this Call for Proposals must be directed to: Sally McNeill, Major Research Initiatives Officer, Research Services Office, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 4221 4809.