Collaborative Calls for Proposals

SPRINT 2nd Edition 2022: Guidelines – The University of Manchester

Call at 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 São 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 scheme ( 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 exceptionally 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 FAPESP 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 criteria relating to research partners in the State of São Paulo are outlined in sections 3.1 and 4.2 of the FAPESP SPRINT guidance (

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.

4. Timeline

Call announced by FAPESP and the University of Manchester

31st October 2022

Closing date for submission of proposals

30th January 2023

Successful proposals notified after

28th April 2023

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 (

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

c. Worksheet

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

8. Result of the analysis

The results will be announced on FAPESP ( and the University intranet 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

12. Further Information

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.

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