Bringing together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty for 2 weeks of intensive study and interdisciplinary research
SICSS has been held in locations around the world in order to increase access to the field of computational social science.Find a Location
We provide an open-source, modular curriculum for state of the art training that can be used online or in the classroom.Find Resources
Whether you're at a university, company, NGO, or governmental organization, you can apply to host a SICSS location.Learn More
The purpose of the Summer Institutes is to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty interested in computational social science. The Summer Institutes are for both social scientists (broadly conceived) and data scientists (broadly conceived). Since 2017, our Institutes have provided more than 1,200 young scholars with cutting-edge training in the field and the opportunity to develop more than 120 research collaborations that break down disciplinary barriers. There is no tuition required to attend the Summer Institutes, and some locations cover the cost of travel, accommodation, and meals.
The instructional program includes lectures, group problem sets, and participant-led research projects, and outside speakers who conduct computational social science research in a variety of settings, such as academia, industry, and government.
Our programs cover automated text analysis, website scraping, digital field experiments, non-probability sampling, mass collaboration, ethics, and many other issues. These subjects are taught by a group of core faculty as well as visiting speakers.
In order to increase educational opportunties, all materials created by faculty for the Summer Institutes are open source and archived on this site for others to learn from or use in their own courses.