Carlota Perez Scholarship (2020)

This scholarship, awarded as a £10,000 tuition fee reduction, is available to applicants applying to study a Masters in SPRU. Carlota Perez studies the socio-economic impact of technical change and the historical context of growth and development. Her long career has combined civil service, academic research and teaching, and she has acted as a consultant for several Latin American governments; for international organisations such as UNIDO, CEPAL, the Andean Pact, the World Bank, and the OECD; and for many global corporations including IBM, Cisco, Telefonica, Mondragon and Ericsson.

What you get

£10,000, awarded as a tuition fee reduction.

Type of award

Tuition fee reduction


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have accepted an offer of a full time place on one of the following Masters courses in SPRU:

You are not eligible for this scholarship if you already have another Sussex scholarship.

Number of scholarships available



1 June 2020 23:59

How to apply

You must apply for this scholarship after you accept an offer of a place on an eligible course.

You also need to provide a statement of academic interests when you apply. We assess this statement on how well you demonstrate the following:

  • clear and specific goals with what you aim to do after you finish your Masters
  • significant work experience or extra-curricular activities related to your chosen Masters

To apply, please complete the application form. Applications open at the end of November 2019.


James Anderson supports a programme of research called ‘Deep Transitions’ which studies innovation patterns of the past, in particular, the collective wave of innovation that formed the industrial revolution, also dubbed the first ‘Deep Transition’. This work builds on the earlier ‘long wave theory’ developed by Carlota Perez, which James credits for aiding his past investment strategy, hence the name of this scholarship.


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We will contact all applicants when a final decision has been made, and you should receive a decision by the end of July 2020.


At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
1 June 2020 23:59 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired


The award is available to people from these specific countries: