SPRINT 3rd Edition 2019 – Guidelines Universidad de Antioquia

Specific requests for proposals submissions from researchers of the UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA

FAPESP and UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA, signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on May 3rd 2019, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA, and from the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, through the funding of joint research projects.

Under the referred Agreement, as a first action to promote such collaboration, FAPESP and UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of faculty, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 3rd Edition 2019 and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility from UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA side

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

a. Tenured professors at the Universidad de Antioquia. Long-term substitute professors (Ocasionales) are also eligible, as long as they have the support of a tenured professor.

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

a. Tenured professors at the Universidad de Antioquia, long-term substitute professors (Ocasionales);

b. Post-Doctoral Fellows;

c. Considering the principle of reciprocity, FAPESP may exceptionally support PhD students from the State of São Paulo 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.


• 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.

• Eligibility of research of Universidad de Antioquia in the State of São Paulo should observe the items 3.1 and 4.2 of FAPESP call (

• Only one application for each research group. Likewise, each PI can present only one proposal in response to this Call.

2. Fields of knowledge

This Call for Proposals invites research proposals in all areas of knowledge both in basic and applied research.

3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The maximum duration of each project is 24 months.

4. Timeline


30th July, 2019

Closing date for submission of proposals

28th October, 2019

Successful proposals notified after

24th January, 2020

5. Funding principles

5.1. FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of US$ 10,000.00 (ten thousand dollars) per proposal per year and UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA will provide funding of up to US$ 10,000.00 (ten thousand dollars) 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 UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA will fund a maximum of 4 approved proposals.

6. Proposal characteristics for UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA 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 UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA. One copy of the Research Project shall be sent to FAPESP and an identical copy to the UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA.

b. Additional documents required by UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA.

6.1 As described at www.fapesp/sprint/call32019, 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 Universidad de Antioquia researcher at UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA;

b. Detailed schedule of the exchange missions to be carried out by the Universidad de Antioquia team at the São Paulo institution and the São Paulo team at the UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA;

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 UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA 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 UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA 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). The applicants must make explicit in the proposal the name of the funding agencies to which the resulting research project will be submitted.

g. The UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA might require at the end of the SPRINT evidence that the researchers have submitted a research project to an extramural funding agency.

6.2 The following additional documents required by UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA:

6.2.1 In addition to the above referred research project, the proposal for UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA must include the following items:

a. Approval of the Department Head or Dean of the dependency or whoever takes their place;

b. Detailed budget.

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 www.fapesp/sprint/call32019. 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 UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA

Submissions can only be accepted electronically via email to with copy to

8. Result of the analysis

The results will be announced on FAPESP ( and UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA ( web portals and by means of a communication to the interested PIs.

9. Contract for selected projects by UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA

Communication to the interested PIs will include instructions related to the contract process.

10. Grant cancellation

FAPESP or UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA 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 UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA

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


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