Prometheus old sages is an initiative that seeks to strengthen the research capacities of the institutions that make science in the country, through the linking of Ecuadorian and foreign researchers resident abroad
Prometeo contemplates stays for scientists foreigners with extensive and recognized experience in areas of science, technology, innovation and productivity.
in the same way, Prometheus seeks to recover the Ecuadorian talents who are in countries overseas and offer them local incentives to return permanently to the country.
researchers must meet the following requirements:
have a title of PhD in areas related to science and technology from recognized universities around the world.
Having scientific production on issues related to the proposal.
Have been principal investigator or project coordinator of scientific research.
Having received awards, scholarships, medals or awards for his scientific work. Reside outside the Ecuador at the time of the nomination.
call for proposals is open permanently. Prometheus funding stays between 4 months and 1 year in the country. The programme may finance stays under 4 months in which case proposals must be duly supported and ensure the generation processes of research, transmission of knowledge and contributions to science and technology in the country.