SICSS-Los Angeles

June 15 to June 26, 2020 | UCLA | Virtual event



Participation is restricted to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 7 years of their Ph.D. However, there are no restrictions based on citizenship, country of study, or country of employment. About 40 participants will be invited. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and fields of study, especially applicants from groups currently under-represented in computational social science.

We evaluate applicants along a number of dimensions:

  • Research and teaching in the area of computational social science
  • Contributions to public goods, such as creating open source software, curating public datasets, and creating educational opportunities for others
  • Likelihood to benefit from participation
  • Likelihood to contribute to the educational experience of other participants
  • Potential to spread computational social science to new intellectual communities and areas of research.

Further, when making our evaluations, attempt to account for an applicant’s career stage and previous educational opportunities.

How To Apply

Applicants must submit the following documents: (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) a statement (maximum two pages double-spaced) describing

  • Your current research
  • Why you want to participate in SICSS Los Angeles
  • How participation will aid your future research All applications must include an e-mail and an alternative means of contact (e.g., phone number).

To apply, click here.

In order to be guaranteed full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by March 12, 2020. We have extended the application deadline to Wednesday April 1, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis thereafter.

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