Participation is restricted to graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 7 years of their Ph.D. Applicants are invited from around the Chicago area. Due to space restrictions, we can only invite up to 20 participants.

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 or Python 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.

How to Apply

To apply please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/bL3OjrQPEJAJSWwr1

To facilitate the planning process, we ask that you provide some basic information about yourself and your academic background. In order to participate, all potential participants must submit the following documents via the link above

  1. a curriculum vitae
  2. a statement of interest (maximum two pages) describing both any current research and your interest in computational social science
  3. one writing sample (no more than 35 pages, not required to be published)
  4. current students are encouraged to provide a letter of recommendation from their advisor (send to sicss.chicago@gmail.com)

Application materials must be received by Saturday, April 21st, 2018. We will notify applicants solely through e-mail by the end of April, and will ask participants to confirm their participation very soon thereafter.

Kindly send all inquiries to sicss.chicago@gmail.com.