Ph.D.-School on Innovation and Economic Development
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. Abstracts should be sent, before 1 March 2007, to the Local Secretariat Office (

The Globelics Academy aims at improving the 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 fulfil 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.

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.

2007 call for abstracts and student applications (Deadline: March 1, 2007)

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.

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, 2007, to the Local Secretariat Office (, with an accompanying letter including e-mail and/or FAX addresses.

Cristina Oliveira,
Local Coordination
Rui Baptista,
Manuel Mira Godinho,;

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

The Globelics Academy Ph.D. School is jointly organized by the Centre for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN+, at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon and by the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (ISEG), the Economics and Business Administration Institute, Technical University of Lisbon.

IST (Instituto Superior Técnico)     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)