SPRINT 1st Edition 2015 - Guideline: Institute of Education, University of London

SPRINT – 1st Edition 2015
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GUIDELINE UCL Institute of Education (IOE), University of London

Specific requests for submission of proposals in partnership with researchers from IOE

FAPESP and IOE signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research in June 2012, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the IOE 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 IOE make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of researchers, under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 1st Edition 2015 ( and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility from IOE side

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

a.Academic employee of the IOE

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

a. Any field related to IOE research interests

2. Fields of knowledge

This Call for Proposals invites research proposals in fields related to IOE and FAPESP research interests in education and related social sciences.

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 £8,000 (eight thousand pounds) per proposal per year and IOE will provide funding of up to £8,000 (eight thousand pounds) per year, for the duration of the grant to cover research-related mobility expenses, under the provisions of Clause 8 of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement established by the Parties en/7052

5. Proposal Characteristics

5.1 The proposal shall be composed 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;

5.3 In addition to the above referred research project, the proposal for IOE must include the following items:

a. Relevance to IOE research priorities.

6. Submission of proposals to IOE

Submissions can be accepted by email to

7. Result of the analysis

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

8. Contract for selected projects by IOE

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

9. Grant cancellation

IOE may cancel the funding of an IOE researcher, if the terms of the award are not met, or if the researcher leaves IOE employment during the course of the project.

10. Information about this Call at IOE

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

IOE : Mike Winter, Director of International Affairs