Mobility CONFAP Italy Call Versão em português



Call announced:

27 August 2019

Closing date for submission of proposals:

21 October 2019

Results announced on:

16 December 2019

Support opportunity:

Research Fellowship Abroad


FAPESP fellows (Ms, Dr, DD, PD)



Guidance to researchers based in São Paulo:


FAPESP: for questions related to submission to São Paulo State –
CONFAP: for questions related to submission to other Brazilian States –


Brazilian State Funding Agencies (FAPs), articulated through the Brazilian National Council of State Funding Agencies (CONFAP), are launching a call for proposal offering support to researchers from Brazil, based in Brazilian higher education and research institutions, who are willing to working in research in Italy, in collaboration with local colleagues.

The present call is based on the Cooperation Agreement between CONFAP and the University of Bologna, acting as Technical Secretariat of the network of Italian Universities.

The objective of the agreement is to facilitate and support effective collaboration between the Parties for scientific, technological and innovation cooperation, through the mobility between the two countries of PhD students, Master students (Mestrado or Laurea Magistrale students) and post-docs.

The call offers support for researchers in Brazil through Scholarships.

The Scholarship Awards offer an opportunity for researchers associated to universities and research institutes in Brazil to develop the strengths and capabilities of their research groups through research collaboration and reciprocal visits with a partner in some of the best research groups in Italy.

This call, launched by CONFAP, may be complemented by specific Guidelines issued by each one of the participating FAPs.

Such specific Guidelines must be consulted before preparing a proposal. The FAPs associated to this call are listed in section 6.

1. Eligibility

1.1. Eligible researchers based in universities and research institutions from the Brazilian States participating in this call are:

a) PhD students

b) Master students

c) Post-doctoral researchers

1.2. The supporting FAPs, listed under section 6 of the present call, may require additional eligibility criteria, which will be announced in their respective guidelines, in association with this call. Applicants must consult their respective FAPs before starting to prepare a proposal.

1.3. All applicants must have a supervisor associated to a university in Italy.

1.4. Eligible host institutions in Italy are indicated in the MCI website, under the section dedicated to academic opportunities for Brazilian candidates:

2. Support offered

2.1. Support is offered in the form of Scholarship Awards, which may include different funding components, according to the Guidelines of the respective FAPs supporting this call.

2.2. The support offered within the present call will include:

a) For Master Students, support offered exclusively for research periods;

b) For Doctoral students, support offered exclusively for research periods;

c) Post-doctoral research.

2.3. No tuition fees will be charged by any side for any exchange mobility.

2.4. The values of the monthly scholarships will be indicated in the specific Guidelines issued by the respective FAPs which support the present call. (listed under Item 6 of the present call)

2.5. Additional requirements:

In case of mobility in the frame of projects with potential commercial value and from which industrial and intellectual property rights may arise, the host and the sending institutions are required to sign a specific collaboration agreement settling these matters. Such specific collaboration agreements will take into account applicable national legislations and international conventions.

3. How to Apply

a) Applications must be sent within the 21st of October 2019, through the link:

b) Researchers from the States of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Pernambuco and Minas Gerais within the call’s link mentioned above and also directly to:

• São Paulo – FAPESP:

• Rio de Janeiro – FAPERJ, available through the link:

• Pernambuco – FACEPE:

• Minas Gerais – FAPEMIG:

For further information, please contact

4. Timeline 


August 27th, 2019

Deadline for submission

October 21st, 2019


December 16th, 2019

5. Selection criteria

5.1. All applications will be assessed through a peer review process carried out by each of the participating FAPs, according to the following criteria:

a) The quality of the proposed research project.

b) The academic performance and specific requirements indicated by the participating FAPs.

c) The academic performance of the supervisor at the host institution.

d) The record of accomplishment of the applicants, and the host organization in the area of proposed research.

e) The expected benefits for the career development of the Applicant.

f) The record of accomplishment and suitability of the Italian host organization in the area of proposed research.

5.2. Each participating FAP may announce its specific selection criteria in their respective Guidelines associated to this call.

6. Supporting FAPs:

The following Brazilian State Funding Agencies support the present call:

1. Paraná - Fundação Araucária

2. Pernambuco - FACEPE

3. Federal District - FAPDF

4. Alagoas – FAPEAL

5. Amazonas - FAPEAM

6. Goiás - FAPEG

7. Maranhão - FAPEMA

8. Mato Grosso - FAPEMAT

9. Minas Gerais - FAPEMIG

10. Rio Grande do Sul – FAPERGS

11. Rio de Janeiro - FAPERJ

12. Espírito Santo - FAPES

13. Bahia - FAPESB

14. Santa Catarina - FAPESC

15. São Paulo - FAPESP

16. Paraíba - FAPESQ

17. Mato Grosso do Sul - FUNDECT


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