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SPRINT – 3rd Edition 2016

Deadline: October 31st, 2016

Announcement: Winners of SPRINT- 3rd Edition 2016

FAPESP and Texas Tech University signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on August 12, 2014, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the Texas Tech University, USA and from the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, through the funding of joint research projects.

Under the referred Agreement, FAPESP and Texas Tech University make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of faculty and postdoctoral researchers, under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 3rd Edition 2016 (www.fapesp.br) and hereinafter set forth.


  1. Eligibility from Texas Tech University side
    • Eligibility to submit proposals within the scope of this Call:
      • All tenured, tenure-track and research professor faculty from Texas Tech University are eligible to participate in this call for proposals.
    • Eligibility for the exchange activities within the scope of this Call
      • Faculty and post-doctoral researchers from TTU are eligible to participate in exchange activities of this call for proposals.
      • The proposals must aim to respect the principle of reciprocity with regard to academic qualifications of those who will take part in the exchange activities.
      • Eligibililty of research partners in the State of Sao Paulo should observe the items 3.1 and 7.1 of FAPESP call listed in FAPESP website.  
  2. Fields of knowledge: This Call for Proposals invites research proposals in all fields of knowledge
  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 US$10,000.00 per proposal per year and Texas Tech University will provide funding of up to US$10,000.00 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
    (www.fapesp.br).  Up to 5 projects will be funded.
  5. Proposal characteristics for Texas Tech University researchers: The proposal, in English, consists of an identical research project to be submitted to both Parties and the required documentation for each Party (FAPESP and TTU), under the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth.
  6. Submission of proposals to Texas Tech University: Submissions can only be accepted by email to Ms. Reagan Ribordy, Director for International Grants Administration and Partnerships, Office of International Affairs, reagan.ribordy@ttu.edu.
  7. Result of the analysis: Final results will be announced on FAPESP (www.fapesp.br) and Texas Tech University web portals and by means of a communication to the corresponding PIs.
  8. Contract for selected projects by Texas Tech University:
    Selected proposals will subject to the conditions set forth in TTU operating policies (OP), including but not limited to OP 74.02 , OP 74.04 , OP 74.09 , and OP 74.10. For other questions related to research contracts, please contact Kathleen Harris, Senior Associate Vice President for Research, Texas Tech University, kathleen.harris@ttu.edu.
  9. Please contact us in advance if you need assistance with identifying a Brazilian collaborator. All questions related to this Call for Proposals must be directed to:
    E-Mail: Ms. Reagan Ribordy, Director for International Grants Administration and Partnerships,
    Office of International Affairs, reagan.ribordy@ttu.edu

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