The project will organise three workshops, one per year, which will enable a select group of exceptional, early-career Latin American academics to interact with senior, high profile researchers, to foster interdisciplinary engagement across science, philosophy and theology.
The themes of the workshops will be:
- The origin and concept of life – Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, August 2015
- The brain, mind, and human person – Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, August 2016
- The place of the person in the cosmos – Santiago de Chile, September 2017
Up to twenty-eight early career scholars from throughout Latin America (i.e. post-graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, or scholars within their fifth year of tenure) who show exceptional promise, selected by means of the competitive evaluation, will be invited to take part of these workshops.
In addition to the presentations and seminars focused on research and the big questions, Drs Andrew Pinsent and Ignacio Silva will offer a short hands-on seminar on project proposal and management skills during one afternoon of each workshop.