Some locations of the 2020 Summer Institutes in Computational Social Science have been postponed because of COVID-19. Other locations are still planning to take place, but each organizer is monitoring the situation carefully.

BAY-SICSS

June 15 to June 26, 2020 | UC Berkeley | Berkeley, California

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Eligibility


Participation is restricted to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 7 years of their Ph.D. However, there are no restrictions based on citizenship, country of study, or country of employment. About 30 participants will be invited. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and fields of study, especially applicants from groups currently under-represented in computational social science.

Since a core aim of BAY-SICSS is creating ongoing partnerships between computational social scientists and Bay Area nonprofits, we are particularly invite applicants interested in pursuing such work. 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, and 6) fit with the thematic focus of BAY-SICSS. When making our evaluations, we attempt to account for an applicant’s career stage and previous educational opportunities.


How To Apply


Applicants should submit their application via this Qualtrics link. The application gives us a chance to get to know more about you and your interest, as well as the kinds of organizations you would like to collaborate with during BAY-SICSS.

We also ask applicants to upload the following documents: (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) a statement (maximum three pages) describing both any current research and your interest in computational social science, and (iii) one writing sample (no more than 35 pages). Co-authored work is acceptable for the writing sample, but if you submit co-authored work, we recommend that you include a few sentences describing the contributions of each individual author.

In order to be guaranteed full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by Monday, March 16, 2020. Applications that are not complete by the deadline may not receive full consideration. We will notify applicants solely through e-mail in late March, and will ask participants to confirm their participation soon thereafter.

Inquiries can be sent to baysicss2020@gmail.com.

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