Monday, March 12, 2012

Call for Applications: 8th Ph.D. School on Innovation and Economic Development: Globelics Academy 2012

8th Ph.D. School on Innovation and Economic Development: Globelics Academy 2012

20-31 August, 2012

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Call for Applications
The aim of the Globelics Academy Ph.D. School is to support the training of Ph.D. students from different parts of the world who are writing dissertations on issues related with innovation systems. The Academy brings together frontier researchers in innovation with Ph.D. students from developing countries in order to inspire and qualify their work as well as to help them to join high quality research networks in their field of research. The 2012 Globelics Academy Ph.D. School is organized by Redesist/ Economics Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IE/UFRJ) and will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Abstracts should be sent, before the 31st of March 2012, to the Local Secretariat Office, e-mail:
The Globelics Academy aims at improving students' ability to undertake theoretically informed and policy-relevant empirical work on issues related with innovation in firms and societies, and its relationship with economic development. To qualify for participation, the Ph.D. student should fulfill the following requirements:
* be at least in the beginning of his/her second year;
* work explicitly on issues related to innovation and development;
* be able to present an original paper associated with his/her doctoral work.

Participants will be selected on the basis of a general call for Abstracts. Selection aims at promoting diversity among participants, making sure that students from Africa, Asia and Latin America are represented, together with some European students. The candidates from each geographical origin with the best CVs and the most promising research proposals will be selected.

The Ph.D. training will be based on scholarly lectures as well as presentations from the Ph.D. students. Student presentations are expected to focus explicitly on their on-going research, its methodological challenges and contribution to the advancement of knowledge on innovation. Confirmed lecturers for 2012 include: Bengt-Ake L√ľndvall, Franco Malerba, Judith Sutz, Gabriela Dutr√©nit, Jose Cassiolato, Sunil Mani and Shulin Gu.

Meals will be provided by the Local Organization. Expenses with accommodation and travel for student participants may be covered by the Local Organization, depending on sponsorship. Funding will be awarded selectively on the basis of applications – students must specify in their application whether they will require funding, providing an estimate of the amount required for travel expenses. As available funds cannot cover all students' expenses, applicants are encouraged to raise their own funding.

Relevant dates for participants
Deadline for abstracts: 31 March, 2012
Deadline for letter of acceptance for students: 01 May, 2012
Deadline for full papers: 15 June, 2012

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