Since 2014 the Network grants the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Student Prize for Master and Doctoral students. A dedicated Team composed by members of the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network’s Editorial Commission is in charge of managing the Student Prize:
Dr Alex Ricardo Caldera Ortega, University of Guanajuato, Campus Leon, Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, Student Prize Coordinator
Dr Luis Henrique Cunha, Federal University of Campina Grande, Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil, Student Prize Co-coordinator
Dr Karina Kloster, Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM), Mexico, Student Prize Co-coordinator
Dr. Antonio Rodriguez Sanchez, Jose Luis Maria Mora Institute, Mexico City, Mexico, Coordinator of the Student Prize Series, WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network Working Papers.
The Prize is the publication of the dissertations:
a) The best doctoral thesis and the best master dissertation are proposed to the Editorial Commission for possible publication as a book in the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Student Prize Series by a consortium of Latin American and Spanish publishers (the participating publishers may vary depending on the topic of the dissertations).
b) The other applicants are invited to publish articles based on their work in the Student Prize Series of the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network Working Papers.
c) Some articles published in the Student Prize Series of the Network’s Working Papers may be selected for publication in Raízes, Revista de Ciências Sociais e Econômicas of the Federal University of Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil.
The theses must be framed by the objectives and research priorities of the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network. The participants must also indicate if the theses contribute towards any of the Network’s 10 Thematic Areas, although this is not a requirement to participate in the competition. The theses must be in on of the three official languages of the Network, English, Portuguese, or Spanish. Theses in other languages maybe considered but this will be subject to the availability of suitable evaluators in the relevant language.
The applicants must be members of the Network for a minimum period of six months at the time of official approval of their dissertation. They must submit a copy of the final official version of the dissertation (the definitive version approved after any changes or corrections required by the examiners, when it corresponds) and evidence (in electronic format) of the approval of the dissertation by the relevant institution. By submitting the application for the Prize, the candidates declare that the thesis is entirely their own work. The evaluation process does not include an authorship check, but in case that we detect any anomaly in this regard, the Network will have the right to request additional information from the applicant. If the information provided does not solve the problem, the Network may suspend the application temporarily or permanently until the situation is fully clarified.
The Evaluation Commission is appointed by the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network’s Editorial Commission, which oversees the evaluation process. The Evaluation Commission may include academics external to the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network. A document containing the Norms and Criteria for applications and for the evaluation of the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Student Prize is available by request (ask our Secretary for a copy).
2017 WATERLAT-GOBACIT Prize
The 2017 edition of the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network Student Prize received applications for theses approved between 1 January and 31 December 2015. The call for applications closed on 28 February 2017. We received 5 applications, 2 for the Masters Prize and 3 for the Doctoral Prize.
2016 WATERLAT-GOBACIT Prize
The call for applications to the 2016 edition of the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network Student Prize was closed on 28 February 2016. We had 12 applications, 4 for the Masters Prize and 8 for the Doctoral Prize. See here the details and results of the 2016 edition of the Student Prize.
2015 WATERLAT-GOBACIT Student Prize
The call for applications to the 2015 WATERLAT-GOBACIT Student Prize for dissertations approved between 1 January and 31 December 2014 was closed on 30 January 2015. We had 7 applications, 3 for the Masters Prize and 4 for the Doctoral Prize. See here the details and results of the 2015 edition of the Student Prize.
2014 WATERLAT-GOBACIT Student Prize
The first call for applications to the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Student Prize was for dissertations approved between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2013 and closed on 31 January 2014. We had 12 applications, 5 for the Masters Prize and 7 for the Doctoral Prize. See here the details and results of the 2014 edition of the Student Prize.
For queries or comments about the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Student Prize, please contact the Network’s Secretary.