SPRINT – 1st Edition 2020: Guidelines University of Copenhagen

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Specific requests for proposals submissions from researchers of the University of Copenhagen

FAPESP and University of Copenhagen, signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on April 13th, 2015 aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 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 partnership, FAPESP and University of Copenhagen make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of faculty and postdoctoral researchers under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 1st Edition 2020 ( and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility from University of Copenhagen side

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

a. Academic staff at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, with a contract of employment for the full length of the proposed project.

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

a. Principal Investigators as well Associated Researchers from University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science directly involved in the proposed research project. Participating University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science post-doctoral fellows must hold a fellowship/scholarship during the planned exchange mission.

b. 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.

c. 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 the natural and life sciences.

3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The maximum duration of each project is 24 months.

4. Timeline

Call announced by FAPESP and University of Copenhagen

January 28th, 2020

Closing date for submission of proposals

June 15th, 2020

Successful proposals notified afterSeptember

September 14th, 2020

5. Funding principles

5.1 FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of € 5000.00 ( 5 thousand euros) per proposal per year per proposal per year and University of Copenhagen will provide funding of up to the equivalent of € 5000.00 (5 thousand euros) per proposal per year 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 (en/9388).

5.2 FAPESP and University of Copenhagen will fund a maximum of two (02) approved proposals.

6. Proposal characteristics for University of Copenhagen 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 University of Copenhagen. One copy of the Research Project shall be sent to FAPESP and an identical copy to the University of Copenhagen.

b. Additional documents required by University of Copenhagen.

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 researcher at University of Copenhagen;

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

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 Copenhagen 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 Copenhagen 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 Copenhagen:

a. CVs of all Principal Investigators involved in the proposal.

b. A support letter from the Academic Director of the Institute involved.

c. 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 University of Copenhagen

The completed application may be saved as a single PDF file, which is to be sent to Trine Buhl Monty, Senior Executive Consultant, Dean’s Office (Email:

8. Result of the analysis

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

9. Contract for selected projects by University of Copenhagen

Selected proposals will subject to the conditions set forth in the letter of award.

10. Grant cancellation

FAPESP or University of Copenhagen 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 Copenhagen

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

Trine Buhl Monty
Senior Executive Consultant, International Affairs
Faculty of Science, Dean’s Office
University of Copenhagen
Bülowsvej 17
DK-1870 Frederiksberg C.
+45 3532 4235 / +45 2184 9611

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