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Participation is primarily geared towards Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty within 7 years of their Doctorate. Master’s students able to demonstrate exceptional talent, skill or motivation will also be considered. However, there are no restrictions based on citizenship, country of study, or country of employment. Most participant costs during the workshop, including housing and most meals, will be covered, and most travel expenses will be reimbursed up to a set cap. About 20 participants will be invited.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and fields of study. Social scientists with research-specific interest in programming and computational research, as well as advanced coders with research topics within social sciences are welcome. We evaluate applicants along a number of dimensions:

  1. research and teaching in the area of computational social science
  2. likelihood to benefit from participation,
  3. likelihood to contribute to the educational experience of other participants
  4. 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

All applicants must submit the following documents to sicss.istanbul@gmail.com as a single, combined PDF file.

All applications must include an e-mail and an alternative means of contact (e.g., phone number).

​In order to be guaranteed full consideration, all application materials must be submitted before February 19th, 2019. Applications that are not complete by the deadline may not receive full consideration. We will notify applicants solely through e-mail in mid-March, and will ask participants to confirm their participation very soon thereafter.