Ph.D.-School on National Systems of Innovation and Economic Development
Student Applications

Limited support to students' travel:

Some funds for support to students' travel expenses are made available by the Danish Bestseller Foundation and by Merit, Maastricht. Students who cannot find travel funds through other channels should enclose a letter with their application requesting support, together with an estimation of their expected travel expenses.

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. Abstracts should be sent, before 29 March 2006, to the Local Secretariat Office

The Globelics Academy aims at improving the studentsí ability to undertake theoretically based and policy-relevant empirical work on issues related to systems of innovation. The duration of the Academy is about two weeks.

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 systems of innovation;
  • be able to present an original paper related to the dissertation work in the field of innovation and economic development
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. Within each category the candidates 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 and development.

Accommodation and meals are covered by the Local organization for student participants. Some funding will be available to attend to student travel expenses, to be awarded selectively on the basis of applications Ė students must specify in their application whether they will require funding for travel and the specific amount. As available funds cannot cover all studentsí expenses, applicants are encouraged to raise their own funding for travel expenses.

2006 call for abstracts and student applications (before March 29, 2006)

Student selection will be based upon evaluation of an extended abstract of two to five pages describing the studentís research, together with the studentís CV and a recommendation letter from the supervisor or from another senior scholar.

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 March 1, 2006, to the Local Secretariat Office, with an accompanying letter including e-mail and/or FAX addresses.

Vera Lopes
ISEG/UTL - Economics and Business Administration Institute,
e-mail address:
Rua do Quelhas, n.ļ 6
1200-781 Lisboa
Tel.: +351 213 925 800 / 900
Fax: +351 213 925 850
Local Coordination
Manuel M. Godinho,;
Rui Baptista,

IN+ (Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research)     ISEG (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão)     GLOBELICS (The global network for the economics of learning, innovation, and competence building systems)