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1 Prometheus Project A National Iniciative to develop science in Ecuador

2 ¿What is Prometheus? Prometheus is an initiative of the Ecuadorian Government that seeks to strengthen the research and academic capabilities of science institutions in the country through the involvement of foreign and Ecuadorian scientist living abroad. ¿What is the objective of the Program? Through the incorporation of Ecuadorian and foreign scientists of the highest level, promote and strengthen science, innovation and technology transfer in strategic areas of the country.

3 Foreign scientists are required a 4 months stay minimum in the country. This can be nonconsecutive periods of time not exceeding a maximum period of one year. After one year, the contract can be renewed for an additional 12-month period. Ecuadorian scientists, living abroad, recovered through Prometheus must complete a minimum stay of one consecutive year; their contract can also be renewed for an additional 12 month period. Foreign scientists are required a 4 months stay minimum in the country. This can be nonconsecutive periods of time not exceeding a maximum period of one year. After one year, the contract can be renewed for an additional 12-month period. Ecuadorian scientists, living abroad, recovered through Prometheus must complete a minimum stay of one consecutive year; their contract can also be renewed for an additional 12 month period. Length of Stay

4 TABLE OF UNIT COSTS SPECIFICATIONSENIORJUNIOR Airfare (once)3.000,00 Accommodation ($500 monthly up to 6 months)3.000,00 Professional fees (monthly)6.000, ,00 Health and life insurance (Once ay ear)2.500,00 Scientific visits (once a year)2.000,00 Supplies (once a year)2.000,00 Foreign Residents

5 1. Have a PhD related with science and technology from renowned universities worldwide. 2. Vast scientific production (publications with important journals) related to the proposal. 3. Experience as the principal investigator, or project coordinator of a scientific research. 4. The applicant must have been recipient of awards, scholarships, or prizes and recognition related with his/her scientific work. 5. Living outside Ecuador at the time of the application. Requirements for researchers

6 Incentives Airfare Internal mobilization Fees related with Scientific and cultural visits to destinations chosen by the researcher Housing up to six months for foreign scientists Health and life insurance Scientific visits to destinations chosen by the researcher Research supplies and materials Research Visas

7 Potential areas of research Natural Resource Sciences Production Sciences and Innovation Life Sciences

8 BiochemistryBiotechnologyBotany Microbiology Marine Biology Medical Therapy Immunology Pharmacology Conservation Biology GerontologyGenetics OncologyHealth Epidemiology Life Sciences

9 Natural Resource Sciences Hydrology Oceanography Environment/Na tural Resource Metereology Volcanology Mining Energy Hydrocarbons Petrochemical Petroleum Metallurgy Geography Water Resources Forest Resources Natural Gas Risk Prevention Desasters

10 Agricultural Development AgribusinessAquacultureMariculture Animal Production Science and Technology Process Optimization for Technological Innovation Tidal Power/focused on energy Tidal Studies Fish Production Science and Technology Food Science and Technology Electromechanics Automotive information Technology and Communication (ICT) Production Science and Innovation

11 Selection parameters ItemScore 1Curriculum research60 points 2. Project to develop in the country25 points 3. Profile of the host institution15 points

12 Prometeo´s projects PhD. Jan Feyen Project: Research activities to improve the knowledge and potentiality of water resources located in Zones 6 and 7 of Ecuador. PhD. Edgar Carrera Project: Create a national research team in Ecuador with the contribution of CERN. PhD. Federico Brown Project: To investigate the plasticity mechanisms of regeneration and budding in ascidians in the cost of Ecuador, and develop a mapping system of the features within a morphological and molecular phylogeny produced from the species studied. PhD. Freud Cáceres Project: Create and structure the Department of Knowledge Management, Innovation and Research at Children's Hospital Baca Ortiz in Quito.

13 BENEFITS FOR UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES

14 Shared indexed publications in prestigious journals worldwide Improving the quality of education and complying with the new LOES (National law of Education). Direction of pregrad students thesis Internacional Training methodology applied for national research Give professional advice in the creation of masters and doctorate programs. Building scientific networks worldwide.Academic Support

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