SPRINT – 1st Edition 2019: Guidelines Carleton University

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Specific requests for proposals submissions from researchers of Carleton University

FAPESP and Carleton University signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on March 2016 to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the Carleton University, Canada, and from the State of São Paulo, Brazil, through the funding of joint research projects.

Under the referred Agreement, as a continuation of this fruitful collaboration, FAPESP and Carleton University 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 (

1. Eligibility from Carleton University’s side

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

1.2. All full-time faculty of any rank (Assistant, Associate, Full) will be considered. Applications from Adjunct Research Professors will be considered in exceptional cases. Proposals must aim to be reciprocal with regard to academic qualification of the participants. Submissions require a Research Proposal with 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 Carleton University. Proposals must be submitted in English. One copy of the Research Project shall be sent to FAPESP and another identical copy to Carleton University. Further information see item 6.1 below. The Research Proposal must also include the documents required in item 6.2 below.

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

a. The participation of PhD students is required.

b. Considering the principle of reciprocity, FAPESP will exceptionally 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.

c .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 (the composition of faculty and PhD students in each teams must be similar).

d. 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 from all fields and disciplines.

3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The duration of each project is one year.

4. Timeline

Call announced by FAPESP and Carleton University

January 29th, 2019

Closing date for submission of proposals

April 29th, 2019

Successful proposals notified after

July 26th, 2019

5. Funding principles

5.1 .FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of CAD$ 10,000.00 (ten thousand Canadian dollars) per successful proposal and Carleton University will provide funding of up to CAD$10,000.00 (ten thousand Canadian dollars) per successful proposal. The funds will cover research-related mobility expenses, under the provisions of Clause 5 of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement established by the Parties ( for the duration of the grant.

5.2 FAPESP and Carleton University will fund a maximum of 4 approved proposals.

6. Proposal characteristics for Carleton University researchers:

The proposal shall be composed of:

6.1 A Research Project of maximum 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 Carleton University. One copy of the Research Project shall be sent to FAPESP and an identical copy to the Carleton University. Carleton applications must be submitted online via cuResearch to obtain Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval For additional documents required by Carleton University, see item 6.2.

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 Carleton University;

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 Carleton University;

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 Carleton University and for the Host Institution in the State of São Paulo, e.g. by means of seminars, short courses, joint peer reviewed publications, future joint research proposals, etc.;

f. Description of how the Principal Investigators in São Paulo and Carleton University intend to prepare a joint research project resulting from the exchange activities developed from the proposal submitted in this Call. This future research project is 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 by Carleton University:

6.2.1 CV for each participant in the partnership (maximum of 4 pages each);

6.2.2 Budget outlining planned expenditures; and

6.2.3 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 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 Carleton University

Submissions can only be accepted online via cuResearch to obtain Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval.

8. Result of the analysis

The results will be announced on FAPESP ( and Carleton International ( and by means of a communication to the interested PIs.

9. Grant cancellation

FAPESP or Carleton University 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.

10. Information about this Call at Carleton University

All questions related to this Call for Proposals must be directed to: Heloise Emdon, Manager, International Projects, Tory Building, Room 511A, tel x 8358 or


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