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

Rio de Janeiro - Brazil: 20th August – 31st August, 2012

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: globelics-academy@redesist.ie.ufrj.br

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 Lündvall, Franco Malerba, Judith Sutz, Gabriela Dutrénit, 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.

2012 Call for Abstracts and Student Applications (Deadline: 31 March 2012)

Student selection will be based upon evaluation of an extended abstract of up to three pages describing the student’s research, together with the student’s CV and a recommendation letter from the supervisor or from another senior scholar. Recommendation letter should be received from the supervisor/senior scholar e-mail.

Abstracts should be typed double-spaced in English. The abstract should state the objectives, methodology, expected results and conclusions of the work, including supporting figures and main references.

The abstracts should be sent in digital form, before 31 March 2012, to the Local Secretariat Office (globelics-academy@redesist.ie.ufrj.br), with an accompanying letter including e-mail and/or FAX addresses.

Relevant dates for participants

Deadline for submission of abstract and student applications: 31 March 2012
Deadline for letter of acceptance for students: 1 May, 2012
Deadline for full papers is 30 june, 2012 (extended deadline)

Welcome session: Sunday, 19 August, 2012
Classes: 20 August – 31 August 2012
Closing session: Friday, 31 August 2012

Economics Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IE/UFRJ)

Local Secretariat    < globelics-academy@redesist.ie.ufrj.br >
Flavio Peixoto
Fabiane Moraes
Gabriela Von Bochkor

Local Coordination:
Professor José Eduardo Cassiolato
Professor Marina Szapiro

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The Globelics Academy originates from and is connected to the world-wide research network Globelics, www.globelics.org, bringing together scholars working on national systems of innovation.