FAPESP / Columbia University 2019 Cooperation Program

Faculty Research Funding in São Paulo

The Columbia Global Center | Rio de Janeiro is pleased to announce a new initiative made possible through a partnership with the State of São Paulo through the State´s research funding arm, known as FAPESP.

Through its SPRINT program, FAPESP will provide annual funding of up to US$ 10,000 for each accepted proposal for up to two years.  FAPESP funding is available on a one-to-one cost-sharing basis.  Interested Columbia faculty will need to demonstrate availability of matching funds of up to $10,000 per year.

The SPRINT program seeks to stimulate collaboration between Columbia faculty and Brazilian researchers based in the State of São Paulo.  The grant program provides initial seed funding for pilot or planning activities leading to larger projects that can secure major external funding.     FAPESP will give priority to proposals with the greatest potential for medium-term collaboration beyond the initial grant period.

This RFP invites research proposals in all academic fields.

Specifically, this RFP is for the Round Two of SPRINT 2019.   Columbia is one of a small number of U.S. universities participating in this round.  

The deadline for proposal submission is July 29, 2019.  FAPESP will notify successful applicants by October 29, 2019. 

Beginning April 30, general SPRINT Round Two RFP guidelines, as well as specific guidelines for Columbia faculty and researchers, can be downloaded here:  www.fapesp.br/sprint/call22019.   

The Columbia Global Center in Rio de Janeiro looks forward to supporting Columbia faculty and researchers as they develop new projects with colleagues in the State of São Paulo.