Collaborative Calls for Proposals

Call for proposals FAPESP and King’s College London – 2024 Versão em português

Launch of call:

Monday, 13 May 2024

Closing date for submission of proposals:

Monday, 12 August 2024

Announcement of results:

2 December 2024

Start of projects:

1 January 2025

1. Introduction

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and King’s College London (King’s) are pleased to launch this new call for joint research projects. The aim is to promote and strengthen collaboration between researchers affiliated with Higher Education and Research Institutions in State of São Paulo and researchers working for King’s College London.

2. Research Themes

The present call invites research proposals in any discipline.

3. Funding and duration

FAPESP and King’s will each fund selected projects with an equivalent total of up to USD 50,000 per project for projects with a duration of two (2) years, without extensions. A single joint project may therefore receive up to USD 100,000 in total through this funding call over a two-year period.

A total of two (2) proposals will be funded for this call.

FAPESP will fund the research team based in the State of São Paulo and King’s will fund the UK research team.

4. Eligibility criteria and funding principals

It is envisaged that applications will be for a balanced partnership. Each proposal should include one Principal Investigator (PI) from the State of São Paulo and one from King’s who join their strengths to execute a joint research project. Applicants are expected to propose a coherent research project, in which the added value of both partners, and the complementarity of both teams, is clearly shown. The proposals must aim to respect the principle of reciprocity with regards to academic qualifications of those who will take part in the exchange activities.


a) Eligibility: The PI must be employed by a public or private Higher Education or Research Institution in the State of São Paulo and must meet the rules from Auxílio à Pesquisa Regular. Each PI can only submit one proposal.

b) Funding: Proposals must meet the rules and instructions of Auxílio à Pesquisa Regular, with the exceptions of funding (item 3).

4.2 King’s:

a) Eligibility: The PI should be an academic staff member or post-doctoral researcher at King’s with a contract of employment for the full length of the proposed project.

b) Funding: King’s will arrange the internal transfer of funds over two years, with the total amount of funds to be transferred split equally between the 1st and 2nd years of the project.

5. Submission

Proposals, in English, and prepared by both research teams (maximum of 15 pages) must contain a clear description of the planned collaboration (distribution of work and methods of implementation) and the added value to be expected from the collaboration. A budget summary table (template available) to indicate funds requested to FAPESP and King’s must also be prepared.

5.1 Submission and documents required by FAPESP will follow the general rules for Auxílio à Pesquisa Regular and will be available for consultation in the SAGe system.

5.2 Submission and documents required by King’s: research proposal; research proposal submission form; budget summary table; and CV of the PI.

Proposals must be submitted to FAPESP and King’s, as specified in item 6.

6. How to apply

6.1. Proposals must be submitted by 12 August 2024 (11h59 pm local time for FAPESP) to FAPESP by the PI from the State of São Paulo and to King’s by the PI from the UK.

a) FAPESP submission

  • The proposal must be submitted through the SAGe platform. The specific path for this Call is: Nova Proposta Inicial > + Outras Linhas de Fomento > + Acordos de Cooperação> + KCL - King's College London > + KCL - Projeto de Pesquisa - Regular > + Chamada de Propostas (2024)
  • The PI from King’s must create a SAGe login and confirm participation in the project online. Please see the annex at the end of the document for more information. It is strongly recommended to complete and submit the proposal well in advance

b) King’s Submission

  • The PI from King’s must submit the documents itemised in 5.2 to the Global Engagement team, by email, to

6.2. No proposal will be accepted after the closing date for submission, nor will any addendum or explanation be accepted, unless those explicitly and formally requested by FAPESP or King’s.

6.3. Proposals submitted by any other means will not be accepted.

7. Analysis and selection

7.1. Each Party will select the proposals according to its own procedures. Only the proposals selected by both Parties will be funded.

7.2. Beyond regular review procedures by each Party, the evaluation criteria include:

  • scientific quality and innovativeness of the research plan;
  • feasibility of the research plan;
  • competence and expertise of the applicants from both countries;
  • added value generated by UK-Brazilian research collaboration.

The mobility of researchers will also be considered in the review.

7.3. Proposals that do not comply with the terms of this Call will not qualify for analysis.

7.4. Considering the final results announced under this call for proposals, FAPESP and King’s College London will not accept reconsideration requests.

8. Intellectual Property

In case of approval, a Letter of Agreement (or “Consortium Agreement”) should be signed between the partner Host Institutions establishing how Intellectual Property rights, confidentiality and publications will be treated jointly, in observance of the policies of each funding Party. The presentation of this document is not mandatory for signing the Grant Term, however, FAPESP can request its presentation at any time.

9. Matchmaking

Foreign researchers interested in finding partners in the state of São Paulo can use the Virtual Library of FAPESP. It is possible to search for information regarding Grants and Scholarships awarded by FAPESP, including abstracts, as well as the names of participating researchers and their institutions. The Global Engagement team at King’s can also be contacted for support with matchmaking between King’s and São Paulo state institutions via

10. Contact

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


King’s College London:

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