FAPESP are the publicly funded research foundation in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. They are responsible for supporting research projects in higher education and research institutions in all fields of knowledge. FAPESP support foreign scientists willing to work in research institutions in the state of São Paulo, Brazil via a number of programs including SPRINT.
The purpose of the SPRINT program is to encourage and promote the advancement of scientific research through collaboration between researchers affiliated with research institutions in the State of São Paulo and researcher partners internationally.
It aims to provide funding for the initial phase of international research collaborations with clear expectations that the next phase will be a presentation, by the researchers from the State of São Paulo, of research proposals in the regular funding lines of FAPESP aiming to continue the research started under SPRINT and the consequently consolidation of the partnership.
From the initial funding ("seed funding"), the sustainability of new collaborations is expected.
The grant can only be used for the exchange of researchers, including visits for research planning, international workshops, and initial activities of data collection. The intent of the exchange activities should be focussed on continuing research collaboration and consolidation.
FAPESP will fund the costs for the Brazilian applicant from the State of São Paulo visit to carry out scientific missions during visits to partner institutions in Australia.
Basic research costs (staff and equipment) on both sides of the research project will not be funded from this scheme, but must be secured from other sources. Participant salary and associated costs will not be covered. Proposals based purely on study and training will not be funded.
It is expected that as a result of each project supported under the Program SPRINT, fruitful partnerships are developed and it is hoped that such partnerships are consolidated achieving significant results as:
No. PhD students cannot submit their own applications, however, they may be involved in exchange activities if they are listed in the project team with an academic staff member as the lead applicant or Principal Investigator (PI).
Not necessarily, however, applications must be developed jointly by the Australian and Brazilian partners, so cooperation during the application process is essential.
On the FAPESP side, the Brazilian research partner must be in receipt of a FAPESP grant listed on item 3.1. on the FAPESP website. The ongoing project at FAPESP must to have at least 6 months to be implemented at the same time as the mobility proposal. Both projects needs to be thematically correlated.
No. The Australian partner needs to submit the application to the contact listed at their university’s Research Office. The Brazilian collaborator must submit an identical copy of the proposal to FAPESP.
The research proposal component of the application, as detailed in item 6.3, must be identical in content in both the Australian and Brazilian submissions; one being a copy of another.
ATN Universities will assess their applications based on:
FAPESP will assess applications based on:
Only applications approved by both FAPESP and the ATN university will be funded.
FAPESP operate a number of calls for SPRINT proposals during the year. Should you miss the submission deadline, please observe the 2017 schedule for future opportunities to submit your proposal.
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No. The maximum duration of each project is 24 months, non-extendable. Any other variations to funded projects such as a change in the term of the project or the eligibility of researchers must be approved by the ATN institution that submitted the application for the project, by the ATN Directorate and by FAPESP.