June 28 to July 9, 2021 | National Chengchi University | Virtual event



Participation is restricted to master students, doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers, research fellows and junior faculty. Graduate students and researchers who are affiliated with the National Chengchi University or based in Taiwan are encouraged to apply. Participants should be comfortable with using both English and Mandarin Chinese. The event will be conducted in Taiwan Timezone. About 24 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 6) potential topic related to Taiwanese contexts. Further, when making our evaluations, we attempt to account for an applicant’s career stage and previous educational opportunities.

How to Apply

Applications is now open. Please submit via the following form

Applicants must submit the following documents: 1) Resume/CV and 2) Application form In order to be guaranteed full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by March 15th, 2021. Applications that are not complete by the deadline may not receive full consideration. We will notify applicants solely through e-mail by March 31st, 2021, and will ask participants to confirm their participation by paying a $1,000 NTD deposit (fully refundable at the completion of the program) within 7-day period.

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