SICSS-Roma Tor Vergata

July 18 to 29, 2022 | University of Rome Tor Vergata



Undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. students are welcome to apply, as well as postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 7 years of their Ph.D. 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 SICSS boot camp. 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:

(i) a curriculum vitae

(ii) a statement (max 250 words) describing both any current research and your interest in computational social science.

Writing sample is optional. Recommendation letter is waived. Co-authored work is acceptable for the writing sample, but if you submit co-authored work, we recommend including a few sentences describing the contributions of each individual author. All applications must include a valid and active email address where the applicant can be reached.

In order to be guaranteed full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by April 7, 2022. All application materials must be submitted through this link. Applications that are not complete by the deadline may not receive full consideration. We will notify applicants solely through e-mail by April 26, 2022, and will ask participants to confirm their participation soon thereafter.

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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-Roma Tor Vergata, 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-Roma Tor Vergata 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.

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