FAPESP Launches Second Edition of SPRINT Researcher Exchange Programme
The second edition of the SPRINT exchange programme, involving FAPESP and partner institutions in France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, is open for applications.
The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) is a public foundation with a mission to foster research and support the scientific and technological development of the State of São Paulo in Brazil.
The São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration (SPRINT) programme is designed to encourage and promote the advancement of scientific research through the engagement of researchers affiliated with research institutions in the State of São Paulo with researcher partners abroad. The programme aims to provide funding for the initial phase of international research collaborations with the expectation that the next phase will be a presentation by the State of São Paulo researchers of research proposals in the regular funding lines of FAPESP aiming to continue the research started under the SPRINT programme.
FAPESP provides funding for researchers from the State of São Paulo to carry out work at the partner institution, and the partner institution supports researchers from the partner country to carry out work in the State of São Paulo. Projects will be undertaken with the aim to continue and consolidate research collaborations.
Possible outcomes from the programme include:
- Scientific publications.
- Visibility and impact of science produced in the State of São Paulo and partner countries.
- Strengthening links between the scientific communities of the State of São Paulo and partner countries.
- Qualification of research by connecting the top scientists at an international level.
- Fostering new forms of collaboration between research centres of excellence for mutual benefit.
- Institutional exchange of experience.
- Submission of a joint proposal to develop a full research project funded by FAPESP and a funding agency for research in a partner country.
Eligible proposals are collaborations between researchers affiliated with institutions in the State of São Paulo and researchers affiliated with selected partner institutions. The partner institutions for the second 2022 edition are as follows:
- CNRS, France
- Freie University Berlin, Germany
- Purdue University, United States
- Texas Tech University, United States
- University of Manchester, United Kingdom
- University of Münster, Germany
- University of Tübingen, Germany
Collaborations with non-partner institutions will be considered if evidence of availability of matching funds can be provided. FAPESP expects to support up to ten proposals of this type.
The Principal Investigator must be working on a research project funded by FAPESP within the following FAPESP funding modalities: Regular Research Awards (excluding mobility projects), Thematic Projects, Young Investigators, Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (CEPIDs/RIDCs), Public Education Research Program, Research in Public Policies and Research Partnership for Technological Innovation (PITE).
Co-Principal Investigators of ongoing Thematic Projects, CEPIDs/RIDCs and PITEs are also eligible to apply.
The ongoing research project linked to this proposal must have a minimum of six months duration left by the scheduled beginning of the mobility project.
Funding may be used to cover the costs of travel (air tickets), health insurance and living allowances for researchers. Researcher exchange, visits for planning research, international workshops and initial data collection activities will also be funded under the grant.
- FAPESP/CNRS: Each institution will provide up to €5,000 per proposal per year, providing €10,000 per proposal per year in total.
- FAPESP/Freie University Berlin: Each institution will provide up to €10,000 per proposal per year, providing €20,000 per proposal per year in total.
- FAPESP/Purdue University: Each institution will provide up to $5,000 per proposal per year, providing $10,000 per proposal per year in total.
- FAPESP/Texas Tech University: Each institution will provide up to $5,000 per proposal per year, providing $10,000 per proposal per year in total.
- FAPESP/University of Manchester: Each institution will provide up to £10,000 per proposal per year, providing £20,000 per proposal per year in total.
- FAPESP/University of Münster: Each institution will provide up to €5,000 per proposal per year, providing €10,000 per proposal per year in total.
- FAPESP/University of Tübingen: Each institution will provide up to €10,000 per proposal per year, providing €20,000 per proposal per year in total.
The selected projects must last between 12 and 24 months. An extension of six months may be considered in exceptional circumstances.
The deadline for the call is 30 January 2023.
(This report was the subject of a ResearchConnect Newsflash.)