The GYA Strategic Project The Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) launched a new report at an online event with contributions from the lead author, strategic project co-leads, distinguished professors and UNESCO in LAC. See the full programme of the event here.
The report “The Global State of Young Scientists in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Exploration of Constraints and Strategies” (download available here) is based on a qualitative study and analyses the experiences of early-career researchers from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), as well as the social contexts in which they develop their careers.
“To contribute to the career trajectories of young researchers, it’s very important to know how they experience certain obstacles, and which strategies they use to cope with these obstacles, in order to inform policy,” said report lead author Alejandro Miranda-Nieto (Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway).
After the launch of this report, which represents the first phase of the envisioned GloSYS LAC research project, co-leads Nadia de León (Centro de Investigación Educativa, Panama) and Sandra López Vergès (Gorgas Memorial Research Institute for Health Studies, Panama) emphasised that they are open to cooperation and funding ideas, and encourage anyone interested in the project to contact them. Following the qualitative phase, a region-wide survey is planned, comparable to surveys in past GloSYS regional studies, but adapted to the Latin American context with insights gained from this report.
Alice Abreu (Professor Emerita of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) held closing remarks, praising the courage of the report to point out even less mentioned restraints on the careers of early-career researchers, including for example bureaucratic procedures, clientelism and the tension between career and life goals.
Recent GloSYS LAC Publications
The first publication in the GloSYS LAC Research Project was the white paper “Reviewing research on researchers: Our knowledge of early-career researchers in Latin America and the Caribbean.” (2021)
For a full list of GloSYS Publications, visit the GloSYS Website.