June 01 to June 25, 2021 | Kadir Has University | Virtual event



Participation is restricted to advanced graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early career faculties. However, there are no restrictions based on citizenship, country of study, or country of employment. About 10-15 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, attempt to account for an applicant’s career stage and previous educational opportunities.

How To Apply

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a personal statement (max 2 pages) describing both any current research and your interest in computational social science,
  • a research statement (max 2 pages) outlining your project that you would like to conduct during SICSS Istanbul,
  • a writing sample or research proposal (max 35 pages). Co-authored work is acceptable for the writing sample, but if you submit co-authored work, we recommend that you include a few sentences describing the contributions of each individual author.

In order to be guaranteed full consideration, all application materials must be submitted before February 28, 2021. Applications that are not complete by the deadline may not receive full consideration.

All application materials must be submitted through the SICSS-Istanbul application form.

We will notify applicants solely through e-mail by March 15, 2021, and will ask participants to confirm their participation very soon thereafter.

Inquiries can be sent to

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