SPRINT 2021 – Guidelines University of Glasgow

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

FAPESP and UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on 28th November 2014, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the University of Glasgow 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 UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of faculty and postdoctoral researchers under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 2021 ( and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility conditions for researchers from the UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

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

a. The Call is open to University of Glasgow research staff in all disciplines wishing to propose collaborative projects involving eligible researchers affiliated with an institution within the state of São Paulo (as outlined in Paragraph 2 below).b. Strong preference will be given to projects that will be likely to promote sustained collaborative activity beyond the end point of the award period.

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

a. The project lead must be a University of Glasgow researcher who holds a contract of employment for the full length of the proposed project. Other participants may include associated postdoctoral fellows and PhD students where appropriate.

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 any field of knowledge.

3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The maximum duration of each project is up to 24 months.

4. Timeline

Call announced by FAPESP and University of Glasgow

October 26, 2021

Closing date for submission of proposals

January 31, 2022

Successful proposals notified after

April 22, 2022

5. Funding principles

5.1 FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of £5,000 per proposal per year and University of Glasgow will provide funding of up to of £5,000 per proposal per year, for the duration of the grant (2 years) 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 University of Glasgow will fund a maximum of 1 approved proposal in this call.

6. Proposal characteristics for University of Glasgow researchers:

The proposal shall be composed of:

6.1 A Research Project having a maximum of five (5) pages of scientific content, written jointly by the Principal Investigator of the Host Institution in the State of São Paulo and the Principal Investigator at the University of Glasgow The Research Project must be written in English. One copy of the Research Project shall be sent to FAPESP and another (identical) copy to the University of Glasgow. The Research Project must include the items included in the item 6.1 at

6.2 The following additional documents required by University of Glasgow:

a. A detailed proposed budget;

b. A timeline for the activities;

c. Letter of Support from Head of School/Institute;

7. Submission of proposals to University of Glasgow

Submissions to the University of Glasgow can only be accepted electronically and should be submitted by 17.00 (UK time) on Monday 31 January 2022 to:

8. Result of the analysis

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

9. Contract for selected projects by University of Glasgow

9.1 Selected proposals will subject to the conditions set forth in GU-FAPESP’s framework agreement, (

9.2 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 11.2 at Upon notification of award, University of Glasgow will initiate the Letter of Agreement with the Host institution in the state of São Paulo.

10. Information about this Call at University of Glasgow

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

Jo Power, International Recruitment Manager (Latin America) -

Tel: +44 (0)141 330 3914

11. Research Networking Tool

FAPESP: The Virtual Library ( 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.

University of Glasgow: Researchers’ interests and projects may be found on the University of Glasgow website Enquiries regarding possible research partners may be directed to Professor Penelope Morris, Dean for Global Engagement (Americas)

Page updated on 10/28/2021 - Published on 10/20/2021