SPRINT 3rd Edition 2015 - Guideline: University of California Davis

SPRINT – 3rd Edition 2015 –

(Item 2.1.1. - e.) 

Specific requests for submission of proposals in partnership with researchers from UC Davis

FAPESP and UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS – UC Davis, signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research in December 2012, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the UC Davis, EUA, 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 UC Davis make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of researchers, under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 3rd Edition 2015 and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility from UC Davis side

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

a. Members of the University of California, Davis faculty with PI status.

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

a. Members of the University of California, Davis faculty with PI status

2. Fields of knowledge

The present Call invites Research Proposals in Science, Engineering, and Medicine. While proposal from across this spectrum of topics will be considered, particular priority areas identified for collaboration include food and agriculture, cancer and neuroscience, material science and engineering, fundamental physics of particles and matter, environmental science, energy and water.

FAPESP and UC Davis intend to select projects that demonstrate the best potential for lasting impact beyond the duration of the initial seed award. Therefore, it is important to demonstrate clear expectations and plans to further advance a joint research project beyond the research activities fostered by this call.

3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The maximum duration of each project is 24 months.

4. Funding principles

FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of $10,000.00 (ten thousand dollars) per proposal per year and UC Davis will provide funding of up to $10,000.00 (ten thousand dollars) 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 en/7561.

5. Proposal Characteristics

5.1 The proposal shall consist of:

a. A Research Project having a maximum of five (5) pages of scientific content,written jointly by the Principal Investigator to FAPESP and his/her colleague, the Principal Investigator at the Partner Institution. 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 Partner Institution.

b. Submission forms and additional documents as requested as required by FAPESP and/or by the partner institutions.

5.2 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 abroad;

b. A timeline for each specific exchange mission, considering the limit of missions and funding established in this Call;

c. Performance indicators for the planned activities;

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 Partner Institution and for the Host Institution in the State of São Paulo, e.g. by means of seminars, short courses and visits to other institutions that carry out research activities in cognate areas;

6. Submission of proposals to UC Davis

All UC Davis submissions should be made through

7. Result of the analysis

Final results will be announced on FAPESP ( and UC Davis Research Funding System ( web portals and by means of email communication to the interested PIs.

8. Contract for selected projects by UC Davis

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

9. Information about this Call at UC Davis

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

Whitney Cheung
Interdisciplinary Research & Strategic Initiatives Analyst, Office of Research


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