Call for Papers: Fourth Africalics PhD Academy in Tunis 2016

15 November 2015
Call for papers and invitation to research training.

AfricaLics is now in the process of accepting papers for its fourth PhDAcademy on Innovation and Competence Building Systems.

It will be held at  École Supérieure de Commerce de Tunis, in collaboration with the University of Manouba, from the 21st – 31st of March 2016.

The purpose of the AfricaLics PhD Academy is to support the training of African Doctoral students engaged in research on innovation and technology systems for development and innovation management in Africa. The Academy also aims to stimulate awareness of policy and management issues related to this field of research.

To qualify for participation, the applicants should fulfill the following requirements:

  • be at least in the beginning of his/her second year; (a limited number of students in their first year can be accepted)
  • work explicitly on issues related to policy oriented analysis of science, technology and innovation systems and technology management;
  • be able to present an original paper reflecting his/her research and/or thesis work;


Participants must submit an extended abstract of no more than 5 pages. Abstracts should be typed double-spaced in French or in English. The abstract should state the objectives, methodology, expected results and conclusions of the work, including supporting figures and main references.

The abstract, CV and a recommendation letter from the supervisor or a senior scholar should be sent to the Local Secretariat,, on or before the 15th of November, 2015.

For more information on the academy, participation requirements and submission, please visit the AfricaLics Website