[Kictanet] The Research Competition on Knowledge Systems

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Fri May 5 10:45:38 EAT 2006


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 This research competition is being organized by IDRC as part of the
<http://www.idrc.ca/roks>Research on Knowledge Systems (RoKS) exploration
under the newly established "<http://www.idrc.ca/ips>Innovation, Policy and
Science" Program Area, which supports the development of science, technology
and innovation policies to alleviate poverty in developing countries. This
competition will support research to better understand the changing roles of
universities in the South, and the implications for developing country
governments and research institutions.

The Research Competition

The overall objective of this competition is to develop an ongoing
"knowledge network" that can advance collective understanding of the
"Changing Role of Universities in the South." To build enduring
partnerships, grantees will interact with each other and with
<http://developinguniversities.blogsome.com/>UniDev throughout the research

The research competition includes three different competitions (Regional,
National, Graduate) and is open to researchers and research institutions
throughout the developing world. Some recent thinking on the changing role
of Southern universities is available on the
<http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-94518-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html>RoKS website and should
be consulted when developing proposals.

Objectives and Research Themes

This competition invites research proposals that address the following

   * What are the new forms of universities in the South, what is driving
this change, and what does this change mean for universities in the South?

   * How should the role and impact of university research in the South be
in order to meet its development potential?

   * How should entrepreneurship and academic research functions be linked?

The deadline for concept note submission is June 16, 2006 (5:00pm EST) for
Regional and National Awards. Deadline for Graduate Awards' applications is
September 1, 2006.  Submissions received after that date, or which are
incomplete, will not be eligible for consideration. Concept notes that are
qualified through a peer review process will be asked to submit full

Information regarding the status of your application, other than our
confirmation of its receipt, will not be available. For more information

and to download a complete concept note application kit, please click on:
http://www.idrc.ca/roks/ev-94514-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html or contact
roks at idrc.ca.

IDRC is committed to equity and encourages applications from qualified
women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with
disabilities. We thank all applicants for their interest and will ONLY
contact those teams whose background, quality & feasibility best match the
criteria of the award.

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