São Paulo Researchers International (SPRINT) Grant [For Duke Faculty Only]

Funding Agency:
Duke University

Duke University researchers in all fields have a new opportunity to build partnerships with colleagues in Brazil. The Duke Brazil Initiative (DBI) and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) are pleased to announce the availability of seed grants for collaborative research through the Foundation’s São Paulo Researchers International (SPRINT) program. The DBI, the Duke Office of Global Affairs, and FAPESP have contributed matching funds to support projects co-directed by Duke researchers and partners in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Project teams can apply for up to $15,000 to fund a year of travel and other exchange activities to help launch new initiatives. Anyone with PI status at Duke in any field—from political science to physics, rheumatology to romance studies—is eligible to submit a proposal in conjunction with a partner in São Paulo state.

The deadline for proposals is January 28, 2019.

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Eligibility Requirements

Only one proposal per PI will be accepted.

Amount Description

FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of US$7,500.00 (seven thousand, five hundred dollars) per proposal per year and Duke will provide funding of up to US$7,500.00 (seven thousand, five hundred dollars) 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 (http://www.fapesp.br/en/10516). 5.2 FAPESP and Duke will fund a maximum of 5 approved proposals.

Funding Type





Arts & Humanities
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

January 28, 2019