SPRINT – 1st Edition 2020: Guidelines Uppsala University

Specific requests for proposals submissions from researchers of the Uppsala University

FAPESP and Uppsala University, signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on 14th September 2015, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden, 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 Uppsala 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 2020 ( and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility from Uppsala University side

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

a) Principal Investigators must be regular faculty and/or full-time research faculty members with existing or new research collaborations with researchers in São Paulo, Brazil, and must maintain this status for the duration of the proposed activities.

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

a. Research involving all fields of studies. Full time faculty, as well as post-doctoral fellows included as participant in proposals submitted by full time faculty.


• 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 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 all academic fields applicable at Uppsala University.

3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The maximum duration of each project is 18 months.

4. Timeline

Call announced by FAPESP and Uppsala University

January 28, 2020

Closing date for submission of proposals

Juine 15, 2020

Successful proposals notified after

September 14, 2020

5. Funding principles

5.1 FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of € 7.000,00 (seven thousand Euros) per proposal and Uppsala University will provide funding of up to € 7.000,00 (seven thousand Euros) per proposal 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 Uppsala University will fund a maximum of 5 approved proposals.

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

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 partner researcher at Uppsala 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 Uppsala 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 Uppsala University 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 at Uppsala University 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 Uppsala University:

6.2.1 CV’s of all principal investigators involved in the proposal.

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 209. 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 Uppsala University

The completed application should be saved as a single PDF file, which is to be sent via email to Professor Leif Kirsebom at Uppsala University,, by the proposal deadline.

8. Result of the analysis

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

9. Contract for selected projects by Uppsala University

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

10. Grant cancellation

FAPESP or Uppsala 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.

11. Information about this Call at Uppsala University

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

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