FAPESP - UOM SPRINT Call for Proposals

Critical Dates

25 April 2016

Applications due

22 July 2016

Results released

The next call for applications will be held in April 2017.


The University of Melbourne is the first Australian university to partner with one of Brazil's leading research bodies, the State of São Paulo Research Foundation, known as FAPESP (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo).

FAPESP and the University of Melbourne hold an annual call for proposals through the São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration (SPRINT) scheme to fund researcher exchange in support of a joint research project.

Researchers at the University of Melbourne can apply for up to AUD $20,000 over two years (maximum of $10,000 per year) to cover research visits to a research institution in São Paulo. Collaborators from São Paulo can apply to FAPESP for equivalent funding to support research visits to the University of Melbourne.

Applications to this program require submissions to both the University of Melbourne and FAPESP.

More information about this call for applications is available on the FAPESP website.


  • The UoM Lead Applicant must hold a permanent or contracted appointment of academic level A(6) or higher (minimum 0.5 FTE) at the University of Melbourne at the time of application and for the duration of the project.
  • Researchers, postdoctoral fellows and PhD students are eligible to participate in exchange activities. Postdoctoral fellows and PhD students must hold a fellowship/scholarship during the planned exchange period.
  • Individuals can be Lead Applicant on only one application per funding round.
  • Previous Lead Applicants of a FAPESP–UoM SPRINT award may not reapply as Lead Applicant. They can, however, be a non-lead participant on an application.
  • Researchers from the State of São Paulo must comply with FAPESP eligibility requirements. FAPESP requires that São Paulo applicants hold a current FAPESP project with an end date a minimum of 6 months after the SPRINT start date.

How to apply

  1. Review documentation

  2. Read the UoM Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.

  3. Complete the UoM application form

    The collaborator in Brazil must also submit a different application form to FAPESP in Brazil.

  4. Submit application in Themis

    Submit the completed application via Themis submission for Head of Department approval.

  5. Submit application to RIC

    Submit the approved application as a single PDF electronically to international-research@unimelb.edu.au.

Supporting documents


Emily Kersing, Grants Officer 
E: international-research@unimelb.edu.au
P: + 61 3 8344 8418

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