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PhD Academy on Innovation, Development & Policy 2024

NACLICS PhD Academy 2024

Start time:

June 16 - June 21



Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia



How to attend

Application link


29th November 2023


We are calling for doctoral and postdoctoral applicants to the 2nd multidisciplinary International PhD Academy on Innovation, Development & Policy, co-organized by The North America and Caribbean Chapter of GLOBELICS (NACLICS, www.naclics.org), the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University, HEC Montréal, Stony Brook University, and the Centre for Democracy and Technology.
The Young Scholars Initiative is an important partner in this effort as well as one of the co-sponsors.

NACLICS Interim Board:

  • Susan Cozzens – Professor Emerita, Georgia Tech, United States.
  • Claudia De Fuentes – Associate Professor, Saint Mary’s University, Canada.
  • Jahan Ara Peerally – Associate Professor, HEC Montreal, Canada.
  • Thomas Woodson– Associate Professor, Stonybrook University, United States.
  • Dhanaraj Thakur – Research Director, Center for Democracy & Technology, United States.
  • Alejandra Rosales- Soto – Fulltime Professor, CETYS University, Mexico. YSI Organizer.
  • Tatevik Poghosyan Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. YSI Organizer.

The event will be held in Saint Mary’s University, Canada, from June 16-22, 2024, and will build on the following areas:

Research areas

  • Topics related to areas under the Sustainable Development Goals, innovation, and development (e.g., innovating for climate change, for energy, innovating for gender equity and for diversity, and poverty eradication through innovative means).
  • Systems of innovation and contributions to technological capability building for innovation, including social, inclusive, sustainable, and responsible innovation.
  • Foreign direct investment, multinational enterprises, innovation, and development.
  • Science, technology, and innovation policy.
  • Transitions to digitalization, sustainability, and emergency recovery.

The Academy will bring together leading practitioners and academics, and they will lead the sessions across multiple practical and theoretical areas. The Academy will include the following activities:

  • Lectures and mentoring from leading practitioners and scholars.
  • Panels featuring experts in policymaking, academia, and industry.
  • Expert faculty feedback on one working paper for each participant.
  • Professional development sessions.
  • Field trips
  • An interdisciplinary group research project.

Advanced Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers within three years of the award of their PhDs are eligible. Applications should include:
i) a letter of interest that clearly indicates the topic of research, and interest to participate in the Academy.
ii) a curriculum vitae.
iii) a nomination letter from an academic reference.
iv) an extended abstract or full working paper.

This is also an excellent opportunity for PhD academy participants to present their papers and build a network with prominent scholars attending the NACLICS inaugural Conference on Innovation and Sustainable Development, which will be held from 16 to 22 June, 2024, at the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Canada.

The deadline for applying is December 3, 2023. Applications must be submitted via this online form: https://lnkd.in/gbDpdHM2

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