São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

The University of Surrey works closely with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) to facilitate mobility and research collaborations between staff at the University of Surrey and in the State of São Paulo, Brazil.

Surrey’s partnership with FAPESP includes involvement in two calls: the SPRINT programme provides funding for staff mobility between Surrey and Sao Paulo Higher Education Institutions in connection with active FAPESP research projects. In 2017 the University of Surrey and FAPESP signed an additional agreement for a Regular Research Award.




This funding initiative focuses on the mobility of staff between the University of Surrey and Higher Education Institutions in Sao Paulo connected to active FAPESP research projects. Collaborators are invited to apply for funds for travel and subsistence up to £6,000 from each partner (Surrey applicants should include a budget for Surrey mobility to Sao Paulo). The maximum duration of each project is 2 years. Calls are typically announced in the autumn with confirmation sent to applicants at the end of January. The next call for SPRINT proposals will be in October 2018.

Further information on the SPRINT calls can be found on the FAPESP website.


FAPESP Regular Research Award

FAPESP and the University of Surrey invite permanent members of staff affiliated to higher education and research institutes in the State of São Paulo and researchers affiliated to the University of Surrey to submit a proposal for a Regular Research Award. Funding of up to £20,000 per year for a maximum of two years (£40,000 in total) is available for successful projects through a matched funding scheme. The deadline for submissions is Monday 4 June 2018. Proposals should be submitted to FAPESP and to Ms Louise Lawton, Global Engagement Office. Please be aware that Surrey staff must register on the FAPESP SaGE system at least one week before the deadline to  approve of the FAPESP submission. For further information, including guidance on how to submit the proposal, please visit the FAPESP website.

Internal queries should be directed to Ms Louise Lawton (louise.lawton@surrey.ac.uk) in the Global Engagement Office.

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