SICSS-Chicago

June 14 to June 25, 2021 | Northwestern University | Virtual event

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Eligibility

We invite applications from graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 7 years of their Ph.D. SICSS-Chicago is committed to diversity and inclusion in computational social science, and we welcome applicants from groups currently underrepresented in computational social science. About twenty participants will be invited. However, there are no restrictions based on citizenship, country of study, or country of employment. About 20 participants will be invited.

The Summer Institute aims to bring together computational social scientists across all levels of technical experience. Participants with less experience with social science research will be expected to complete additional readings in advance of the Institute, and participants with less experience coding will be expected to complete a set of online learning modules on the R programming language. Students doing this preparatory work will be supported by a teaching assistant who will hold online office hours during the two months before the Institute.

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: 1) research and teaching in the area of computational social science 2) contributions to public goods, such as creating open source software, curating public datasets, and creating educational opportunities for others 3) likelihood to benefit from participation 4) likelihood to contribute to the educational experience of other participants 5) potential to spread computational social science to new intellectual communities and areas of research. Further, when making our evaluations, we attempt to account for an applicant’s career stage and previous educational opportunities.

How To Apply

Applicants must submit the following documents:

1) A letter of application explaining your research area and interest in attending SICSS Chicago

2) A publication or writing sample that best represents your research

3) Your CV

4) Graduate students must also submit the contact information of one academic or industry reference (this is optional for postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and industry professionals)

In order to be guaranteed full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by April, 15, 2021. All application materials must be submitted through Google Forms (available soon). Applications that are not complete by the deadline may not receive full consideration. We will notify applicants solely through e-mail in early May, and will ask participants to confirm their participation very soon thereafter.

Inquiries can be sent to sicss.chicago@gmail.com.

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