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Latin American Summer School on Social Issues LASSSI • CIIR

LASSSI is a Research Summer School directed at graduate students and other highly qualified young researchers who hold at least a master’s degree. LASSSI offers graduate students from Latin America and abroad the opportunity to come together for a week to receive specialized instruction and supervision from internationally renowned senior social scientists. LASSSI is located in San Pedro de Atacama in Northern Chile and focuses on relevant social issues in Latin America, which are analyzed from a global, interdisciplinary, and compared perspective.

This year (2017) LASSSI will take place between January 4th – 9th, 2017.

LASSSI brings together social science graduate students from different disciplines, countries, and universities across Latin America, North America, and Europe. In addition to academic training the Summer School offers an opportunity to establish an international network of contacts with other researchers from different disciplines and universities, which will allow the students to exchange knowledge and experiences in their future research trajectory.

LASSSI is an initiative launched in Chile by the Center for Intercultural and Indigenous Research (CIIR) and the Instituto de Antropología y Arqueología of San Pedro de Atacama (IAA).

    The selection process for the Summer School will consider PhD students with a registered thesis, and young scholars with a Master’s degree and a research topic related with the themes of the School.

    Participants must pay a fee consisting of 300.000 CLP (aprox. 440USD). This fee includes all the described academic activities and supplies needed; transport (by air) from Santiago de Chile to San Pedro de Atacama; housing and most meals during the stay in San Pedro. Students coming from outside Santiago or Chile must arrange for transport to Santiago de Chile themselves.

    Applications must be submitted by September the 30th, 2016 at the latest. Interested students must apply through the online application system. The selected participants will be notified from 15th October onwards. 

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