Call for Applications
The deadline is due.
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,
by 18 February 2008, to the Local Secretariat Office
The Globelics Academy aims at improving the studentsí 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
- 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 and accommodation will be provided by the Local Organization.
Also expenses of 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 may not cover all
students expenses, applicants are encouraged to raise
their own funding, if possible.
2008 Call for Abstracts and Student Applications
Download Call for Abstracts here
Student selection will be based upon
evaluation of an extended abstract of up to four pages describing
the studentís research, together with the studentís CV and
a recommendation letter from the supervisor or from another
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 by 18 February, 2008, to the
Local Secretariat Office globelicsacademy2008(at)uta.fi,
with an accompanying letter including e-mail and/or FAX addresses.
Deadline for full papers is 1 May,