SPRINT 2021: Guidelines – The University of Manchester
Specific requests for proposals submissions from researchers of the University of Manchester
FAPESP and The University of Manchester, signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on 26th September 2013 (renewed on 18th September 2018), aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom and from the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, through the funding of joint research projects.
Under the referred Agreement, as an action to promote such collaboration, FAPESP and the University of Manchester make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of faculty and postdoctoral researchers under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 2021 (www.fapesp.br/sprint/call2021) and hereinafter set forth.
1. Eligibility from the University of Manchester side
1.1. Eligibility to submit proposals within the scope of this Call:
a. Permanent academic staff, or fixed term staff, or research staff whose contract exceeds the duration of the project.
1.2. Eligibility for the exchange activities within the scope of this Call
a. As above.
b. Considering the principle of reciprocity, FAPESP may either 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 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 partners in the State of São Paulo should observe the items 3.1 and 4.2 of FAPESP call (www.fapesp.br/sprint/call2021).
2. Fields of knowledge
This Call for Proposals invites research proposals in all fields of knowledge.
3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers
The maximum duration of each project is up to 24 months.
Call announced by FAPESP and the University of Manchester
October 26, 2021
Closing date for submission of proposals
January 31, 2022
Successful proposals notified after
April 22, 2022
5. Funding principles
FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of £10,000 (ten thousand pounds sterling) per proposal per year and the University of Manchester will provide funding of up to £10,000 (ten thousand pounds sterling) 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 (www.fapesp.br/en/8086).
6. Proposal characteristics for the University of Manchester researchers:
Applicants from the University of Manchester must submit the following:
a. Case for Support (maximum 2 pages)
b. Budget sheet
d. CV for each participant in the partnership (maximum of 4 pages)
7. Submission of proposals to the University of Manchester
Submissions can only be accepted by Alexander Gaskill, International Research and Partnerships Development Manager, Faculty of Science and Engineering, via firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Result of the analysis
The results will be announced on FAPESP (www.fapesp.br) and the University of Manchester (www.staffnet.manchester.ac.uk/fse/faculty-support-services/research-business-support/research-support-services/funding-opportunities/) portals and by means of a communication to the interested PIs.
9. Contract for selected projects by the University of Manchester
Selected proposals will be subject to the conditions set forth in the Memorandum of Understanding signed with FAPESP.
10. Grant cancellation
FAPESP or the University of Manchester 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.
The University of Manchester may cancel the funding of the project, if during the project’s duration, misconduct of sufficient gravity takes place. The cancellation of any funding is at the discretion of the Associate Vice President for Internationalisation and does not affect any other unrelated research activity.
11. Information about this Call at the University of Manchester
All questions related to this Call for Proposals must be directed to: Alexander Gaskill, International Research and Partnerships Development Manager, Faculty of Science and Engineering, via email@example.com
12. Research Networking Tool
FAPESP: The Virtual Library (www.bv.fapesp.br/en) includes FAPESP’s database of awarded research grants and scholarships. In it, you may search for information on grants and fellowships funded by FAPESP, including abstracts as well the name of participating researchers and their institutions. The Virtual Library includes an interface that allows contacting FAPESP-funded researchers by sending them a message.