The Program for Latin America and the Caribbean of Lincoln Institute of Land Policy announces its annual call to receive research proposals with a development / execution period until January of 2010.
It is interesting, that this institute was born from the creativity of someone who received an inheritance and idle land, after investing a lot of money in companies that became prosperous, he realized that everything he earned in companies after working so much not It was as high as what it gained in surplus value for idle lands.
After that, Lincoln invested a large part of his fortune in creating an institution dedicated to territorial policy research because it seemed an injustice as sitting down to wait would have brought much more profit than splitting his back working.
In case someone is doing the master's thesis, it is a good opportunity to finance if you have a passion for geofumar in pocket format.
As in previous years, research proposals will be reviewed competitively based on explicit evaluation criteria, which are indicated in the bases. These criteria favor empirical studies that use reliable data collection techniques and analytically rigorous methodologies, including qualitative analysis.
The researchers selected within this process are usually invited to participate in a research seminar to review and discuss the drafts of the papers and reports. Additionally, Lincoln provides opportunities for researchers to exchange ideas and discuss their fieldwork and data analysis strategies.
One of the interesting topics is "Land policies and urban development in Latin America"
This year Lincoln will consider proposals on specific topics described below:
1. The functioning of land markets and public interventions
2 Alternative instruments to finance urban land
3 Acquisition of urban land for the development of public infrastructure
4 Residential segregation and accessible housing
The deadline for submission of proposals is the 25 of August of 2008, and can be searched the bases here.