Published: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:51:49 GMT
Updated: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:34:10 GMT
Partnerships between Bolivian and Swedish universities called “Research Training Partnership Programme as an integral part of Institutional Research Capacity Strengthening”.
The letters of intent for Sida funded partnerships between
universities in Bolivia and Swedish universities in the areas of
agronomy, innovation and health have been evaluated and
selected partners have been invited to submit full proposals.
Instructions are available below under the heading "Submission
of full proposal".
This programme named "Research Training Partnership Programme as
an integral part of Institutional Research Capacity Strengthening"
aims at supporting the strengthening of institutional research
training capacity at universities in Sweden's target countries and
regions, contributing to increased number of research graduates.
This particular call is complementary to the process that occurred
in May-December 2012 and specifically targets the areas of
agronomy, innovation and health in Bolivia.
This complementary call is directed at a five year
collaboration with the following target universities in
- Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz,
- Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Cochabamba,
The Swedish investment in research cooperation over the last 37
years has resulted in islands of research capacity that can be
targeted for concerted research training with the aim to develop
local training in target countries.
With these developments, Swedish research cooperation has
stepped up to organise bilateral/regional research capacity
strengthening cooperation in accordance with normal praxis of
research, i.e. open competition for collaboration.
There was a similar call in 2012 which resulted in a set of full
proposals that are currently being initiated.
Focus of the partnerships
The present call focuses on strengthening research capacity
through training in the areas of health, innovation and
Depending on the situation at the target country university in
question, postgraduate research training may aim directly at:
i) local PhD training
ii) start/continue with masters training programmes for the
recruitment of competent candidates
iii) continue sandwich training at Swedish universities
coupled with establishment of local courses until the number of
researchers allows the initiation of local research
Comprehensive partnerships between individual Swedish
universities or a consortium of universities which contribute to
the development of human resources and the
research capacity of universities in Bolivia were
encouraged to apply.
assured research training programmes within prioritised areas of
national importance established and run in universities of Sida's
Long-term institution-based postgraduate research training
partnerships between universities in Sida's target countries and
Swedish universities established and maintained and of mutual
integrated research training programmes of high international
standards built on the principles of mutual recognition of studies
and qualifications established
Invited universities in Bolivia (University Mayor de San
Andrés [UMSA] and Universidad Mayor de San Simón [UMSS]) have
submitted concept notes that describe 10 year plans for
implementing their institutional research strategic plans. The
concept notes identify areas where needs for Masters and PhD
trained people lie, as well as areas that need to be supported to
provide the conditions for doing research. These areas in turn
address needs and priorities within national strategies on research
and higher education. The concept notes presented here are limited
to the areas where they universities are currently searching for
Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Collaboration area for this call: Agronomy
Concept note regarding agronomy
Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia
Collaboration area for this call: Health and innovation
Concept note regarding health and innovation (download)
Contact details are available here:
UMSS, Bolivia: Guillermo Bazoberry, email@example.com
UMSA, Bolivia: Dra Celeste Rodriguez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission of full proposals
Sida has invited the selected partners to submit full proposals,
please find the instructions
Full proposals should be submitted to email@example.com no
later than May 31st, 2013.