The Complexity Global School for Emerging Political Economies December 2023 for Students in Africa or South Asia.. Apply below.
When is Application Deadline: 6th August 2023 at 23:59 UTC.
Tell Me About Award: The Complexity Global School (CGS) is a collaboration between the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) in India, the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) in the USA, and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa.
The 2023 Complexity Global School for Emerging Political Economies is an intensive, 12-day program that provides deep exposure to the latest complex methods, models, and frameworks for thinking about economics and governance. CGS will also provide an opportunity to collaborate on an international group project developing an idea of your interest. The program will run from Monday, December 4th through Friday, December 15th, 2023. There will be 60 students in total: 30 students from across Asia, who will attend at the IITB location, and 30 students from across Africa, who will attend at the Wits location.
The world is changing. The political and economic paradigms that dominated global affairs in the 20thCentury were largely based on linear thinking, and often originated from within disciplinary and cultural silos. The challenges now facing humanity require new ideas. A global perspective is needed; the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and University of the Witwatersrand are among the top universities in Asia and Africa respectively. A non-linear, or complex, perspective is also needed; for almost 40 years, the Santa Fe Institute has coordinated a network of complexity scholars from top universities around the world.
Who can Apply? Brave thinkers willing to explore new ideas about economics, policy, and governance. Early career scholars and early career change-makers from civil society and private industry are equally encouraged to apply.
How are Applicants Selected? Selected students will be early-career, deep thinkers who are either academics from a wide array of disciplines, or, practitioners from the private sector, government, or other civil society organizations. All admitted students will be thinkers who care about the application of creative, intellectual solutions to emergent global challenges. Instructors will come from around the world, but will spend the school in residence at one of the two locations. The CGS curriculum is largely based on SFI’s Complex Systems Summer School, which has been running for over 30 years and whose alumni have gone on to obtain top positions in academia, government, and industry. Although this program will be of great use to individuals perusing a tenure track academic appointment, it is also highly relevant for practitioners seeking to increase their impact! Please note, this is a full-time, residential program. Attendees are expected to participate in all lectures and activities and submit a group project after the conclusion of the school.
Which Countries are Eligible? Any
Where will Award be Taken? Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) in India, the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) in the USA, and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa.
How Many Awards? Not specified
What is the Benefit of Award? This program is completely free for all admitted students.
- All students will receive a fellowship covering the full costs of room, board, instruction, and materials.
- Participating students will also receive a stipend to cover the costs of incidentals while they attend the school.
- Students who are not based in either Mumbai, India or Johannesburg, South Africa will be awarded an additional separate travel stipend.
How Long will Award Last? The in-person portion of the school will run from Monday, December 4, to Friday, December 15. This in-person portion is intense, and students will not have time for outside work during these 12 days. The in-person portion of the school will focus on lectures, discussions with lecturers and peers, and the formation of project groups. From December 16, 2023, to March 15, 2024, there will be a less intensive virtual portion of the school. During this period, students will virtually collaborate with their selected group to finish their projects.
How to Apply: Apply for the 2023 Complexity Global School!