I Master Academy LALICS/YSI-INET/UDELAR (Montevideo, Uruguay, Sept 11-17)

We are glad to announce the call for abstracts for the First Master Academy LALICS/YSI-INET/UDELAR: “Knowledge and innovation for an inclusive and sustainable development”. The Academy is organized by two YSI Working Groups (States and Markets, and Complexity Economics), together with LALICS and Universidad de la República. The event will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay, from September 11th to 17th, 2019.

LALICS (www.lalics.org) is the Latin American chapter of the Globelics Network (Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems, www.globelics.org). It gathers scientists and researchers engaged in the study of the innovation processes, learning processes and capacity building, and their linkage to development national and regional innovation systems, according to region specificities in Latin America and The Caribbean. LALICS reaches more than 350 researchers and postgraduate students in this research field. It is a community that is consolidated already, but it keeps growing.
LALICS has organized a series of events for PhD students: LALICS Academy 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, LALICS-YSI Academy 2018 in Mexico, LALICS Doctoral Forums in 2017 and 2018 in Mexico City and in 2018 in Buenos Aires. This will be the first academy exclusively addressed to master’s students

The Academy consists of a school whose objective is to contribute to the strengthening Master students’ skills for the development of their theses, both at the theoretical and empirical level, in topics related to the analysis of innovation and development processes in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the areas of interest of LALICS (http://www.lalics.org/research-topics/):

  • Public Policies Science, Technology and Innovation.
  • Management of Innovation and knowledge.
  • Internationalization of Science, Technology and Innovation.
  • Innovation, Growth, Development and Inclusion.
  • Learning, Knowledge and Scientific and Technological Capabilities.
  • Social Studies on Science, Technology and Innovation.

The Academy represents an opportunity to generate instances of training and exchange between master students from Latin America and the Caribbean, and thereby facilitate the construction of academic spaces for interaction and cooperation between students and academics in the region. The aim is to increase and strengthen regional capacities oriented towards the construction of research agendas and the development of STI public policies committed to socially inclusive, economically sustainable and environmentally sustainable development.

Structure of the event
The Academy comprises three major activities:

i) Presentation of theses.
ii) Seminars with academics and specialists to discuss relevant topics for the region.
iii) Workshops for students to work in groups and present the results obtained.

How to Apply
In order to apply to the Academy please submit:

(i) A recommendation letter –free format- from one professor enrolled in the Master program, stating his/her support to the student’s participation in the Master Academy.

(ii) An abstract of the thesis project. The abstract should have the following specifications:
a. Language: we accept abstracts in English, Spanish or Portuguese.
b. Extension: not larger than 10 pages. Font: Times New Roman, size 12, and 2.5 cm margins (both left and right).
c. Structure:
i. Cover page (Title, student’s name, supervisor’s name, and affiliation).
ii. Objectives and/or research questions.
iii. Literature Review.
iv. Methodology.
v. Preliminary results.
vi. Future research possibilities.

Both documents should be sent to [email protected], with the following subject:
“Applicant’s name – Country where he/she does his/her Master Academy 2019”

The scientific committee will evaluate all applications and select the participants.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts: May 31, 2019
List of selected participants: June 30, 2019

Travel stipend and accommodation
For selected students residing outside Montevideo, the Academy will provide accommodation from September 10, 2019 to September 17, 2019 (7 nights). Travel costs will be partially reimbursed depending on availability of funds. Students who need support for travel costs should specify it in the application including an estimation of the travel costs. Please indicate the route, airline and requested support from the Academy.

Scientific Committee
José Miguel Natera, PhD (UAM, México)
Gabriela Dutrénit, PhD (UAM, México)
Danilo Spinola, PhD (UNU-Merit, Países Bajos)
Diana Suárez, PhD (UNGS, Argentina)
Hernán Morero, PhD (UNC, Argentina)
Darío Vazquez, MSc (UNSAM, Argentina)
Jana Schmutzler, PhD (Uninorte, Colombia)
Walter Ruiz, PhD (UN, Colombia)
Marcelo Matos, PhD (UFRJ, Brasil)
João Marcos Hausmann Tavares, PhD (UFF, Brasil)
Judith Sutz, PhD (UdelaR, Uruguay)
Natalia Gras, PhD (UdelaR, Uruguay)
Cecilia Tomassini, PhD (UdelaR, Uruguay)