Collaborative Calls for Proposals

SPRINT 2nd Edition 2022: Guidelines University of Tübingen

Specific requests for proposals submissions from researchers at University of Tübingen

Call at University of Tübingen:

University of Tübingen signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on September 30th, 2022, aiming to implement scientific cooperation between researchers from University of Tübingen and from the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, through the funding of joint research projects.

Under the referred Agreement, as a first action to promote such collaboration, FAPESP and University of Tübingen make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of researchers under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 2022 ( and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility from University of Tübingen side

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

PIs must be permanent or contracted employees of University of Tübingen at a PhD Level at time of application 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

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


a. Proposals must aim to respect the principle of reciprocity with regard to academic qualifications of those who will take part in the exchange activities.

b. 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 fields of knowledge.

3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The funding period of the project depends on the requested duration of the project. The maximum funding period for each project is 24 months

4. Timeline

Call announced by FAPESP and University of Tübingen

October 31, 2022

Deadline for submissions

January 30, 2023

Announcement of results:

April 28, 2023

5. Funding principles

Under the provisions of Clause 5 of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement established by FAPESP and The University of Tübingen, the parties will provide funding for the duration of the grant to cover research-related mobility expenses:

(a) FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent 5,000 EUR (five thousand euro) per proposal per year.

(b) The University of Tübingen will provide funding of up to 5,000 EUR (five thousand euro) per proposal per year.

5.2 FAPESP and University of Tübingen will fund a maximum of two (2) approved proposals.

6. Proposal characteristics for University of Tübingen 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 University of Tübingen. The Research Project must be written in English. One copy of the Research Project shall be sent to FAPESP and another (identical) copy to University of Tübingen.

The Research Project must include the following:

a. A substantive description of the exchange activities, emphasizing their relevance. The proposal must state clearly how the exchange activities to be carried out will contribute to the ongoing research project funded by FAPESP and to the research being carried by the partner researcher at University of Tübingen;

b. Detailed schedule of the exchange missions to be carried out by the University of Tübingen team at the São Paulo institution and the São Paulo team at University of Tübingen, considering the limit of missions and funding established in this Call;

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 Tübingen and for the Host Institution in the State of São Paulo, e.g. by means of seminars, short courses or visits, etc.;

f. Description of how the Principal Investigators in São Paulo and at the University of Tübingen 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 are required from University of Tübingen:

a. A short (one page) budget sheet that lists all planned expenses (travel, accommodation etc.)

b. Letter of Support from the Head of Department or in the case of Head of Department being the applicant the respective Dean.

7. Submission of proposals to University of Tübingen

Submissions to University of Tübingen require a completed application saved as a single PDF file and should be submitted electronically to within the deadline of this call.

8. Result of the analysis

Final results will be announced on the FAPESP web portal ( and by University of Tübingen via email.

10. Grant cancellation

University of Tübingen may cancel funding of a University of Tübingen researcher, if, during the grant timeframe, a significant event justifies its cancellation, at the discretion of the scientific director of each Institute, without prejudice of any other appropriate actions.

11. Information about this Call at University of Tübingen

All questions related to this Call for Proposals must be directed to Prof. Dr. Márcia Goettert, Scientific Cooperation Brazil (

12. 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.

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