The Ecuadorian government has recently launched the Prometeo Project, an initiative designed to bring top scholars to the country to develop research and teaching for periods of 2-12 months. Proposals in all areas of research and teaching are currently being accepted on a rolling basis and generally take a couple of months to process in total. Once the application is submitted, assistance in adjusting the initial research proposal is available from the Prometeo office.
Prometeo fellows are assigned to public institutions. These generally include universities, government offices and research institutes. Although Spanish knowledge is recommended, it is not a pre-requisite for doing research in Ecuador. Research grants range from $4000-6000 USD/month and teaching grants range from $2000-$4000/ month. Return airfare and orientation sessions are also included as part of the Prometeo package.
Applications are assessed according to the following criteria:
- Publications (indexed papers, not indexed, books, articles)
- Hirsch Index
- Research projects (led or coordinated / assistant)
- Academic experience / teaching
- Conferences, seminars, workshops, discussion panels (speaker, moderator)
- Scholarships, awards and recognitions
- Letters of recommendation -optional (two letters in digital format)
For further information, visit the Prometeo website or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.