I Master Academy LALICS/YSI-INET/UdelaR

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“Knowledge and innovation for an inclusive and sustainable development”

11 to 17, September 2019
Montevideo, Uruguay

Latin America’s Knowledge Systems, Innovation and Capacity Building Research Network (LALICS), Young Scholars Initiative – Institute for New Economic Thinking (YSI-INET) and the Sectoral Commission for Scientific Research of the University of the Republic, Uruguay (CSIC-UdelaR) – initiate the call for papers to the I Master Academy LALICS/YSI-INET/UdelaR: “Knowledge and innovation for an inclusive and sustainable development”

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 (https://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.

The Academy comprises three major activities

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

1. 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

Both documents should be sent to academiamaestrialalics@gmail.com, 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.

2. Important Dates

-Deadline for abstracts: June 7, 2019
– List of selected participants: July 5, 2019

3. 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 requestedsupport from the Academy.

4. 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)

5. Supporting institutions

  • Maestría en Economía de la FCEA-UdelaR
  • CSIC-UdelaR


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