Workshop Title: Poverty a By-Product or a Building Block of Prosperity? Trends in Economic Development from Brazil and the United Kingdom 



In August 2017, a group of Brazilian and British scholars will hold a 4-day workshop in Belo Horizonte, Brazil to examine the role of wealth creation in exacerbating domestic and international poverty and the role of social welfare systems in counteracting divisions. Our investigation will engage both welfare reform (in the UK and Brazil) and economic development (globally). The coordinators of the workshop hypothesise that disparities in income and in consumption are not by-products but building blocks of the contemporary economic order. The workshop will provide a unique opportunity to participate in four days of academic activities with a group of 26 ECRs and 4 senior experts (an equal mix of Brazilian and British scholars). 


In addition to engaging in academic debate on the topic during the workshop, you will join an evolving network of scholars who are building a mid-length research programme around these themes. Indeed, in the post-workshop period, you will be offered opportunity to produce a chapter for one of two anthologies (the English version will be published with Palgrave MacMillan and the Portuguese version with a yet-to-be confirmed university press). In addition, you will be asked to join a team grant application to be submitted to the ESRC. Our aim is to build a research network that will produce concrete outputs of value for both jurisdictions and beyond.  

How to apply

Applications are invited from early career researchers (post-doctoral and above) and late-doctoral students working in cognate areas, to attend the Workshop. Please download and complete the application form below.

Economy class airfares, visa charges, and local travel and living expenses at the Workshop will be covered for successful candidates. 

Applications will be assessed against relevance, research record, and the potential for collaborative and innovative research.

Deadlines for applications

Applications should be submitted no later than 15 May 2017, noon.

Please submit your application to Professor Jose Luiz Quadros de Magalhães and Dr Mohsen al Attar.