SICSS-Atlanta

June 19 to June 29, 2022 | Georgia State University

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Eligibility

We invite applications from graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 7 years of their Ph.D. SICSS-Atlanta 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 20-25 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 statement explaining your research area(s) and interest in attending SICSS-Atlanta (Max 500 words)

2) Your most recent CV

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

4) Graduate students must also submit the contact information of one academic or industry reference (this requirement is optional for postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and industry professionals). Please include the contact’s name, title, institution, and email address.

In order to be guaranteed full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by March 30, 2022 through the SICSS-Atlanta Application portal. Applications that are not complete by the deadline will not receive full consideration. We will notify applicants by mid-April if they’ve been selected to participate. All invitees will have to confirm their participation very soon thereafter.

Inquiries about the SICSS-Atlanta site can be sent to csearcy@gsu.edu.

Application Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply to more than one Summer Institute location?

Yes, but not at the same time. For example, you can apply to SICSS-Atlanta, and then if you are not accepted you can apply to one of the other locations if it has a later deadline. However, you cannot have an applications under review at two locations simultaneously.

Can I participate in SICSS-Atlanta if I have already participated in SICSS at another location?

No. Every year we have more applicants than we can accept, and we would like everyone to have a chance to participate in SICSS once before we allow folks to participate twice.

Will travel or lodging be provided at the SICSS-Atlanta site?

No. Applicants who work or study in the Atlanta metropolitan area will be prioritized for the SICSS-Atlanta program. However, those who are qualified and willing to pay for their own travel and living expenses during the program will be considered. All participants are expected to attend in-person for the full two weeks of the program.

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