June 14 to June 26, 2020 | Maastricht University | Maastricht, Netherlands
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.
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. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and fields of study, especially applicants from law and other 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, attempt to account for an applicant’s career stage and previous educational opportunities. For the Maastricht partner site event, we particularly encourage Central and Eastern European applicants.
Applicants must submit 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, (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. All applications must include an e-mail and an alternative means of contact (e.g., phone number). All documents must be combined into one .pdf file and sent to email@example.com.
Please note that letters of recommendation are not required for application to SICSS-Maastricht and any letters, if submitted, will not be considered when evaluating applications. This is to guarantee similar consideration of all applications.
Application Deadline: 25 March 2020, 11:59 pm CET
Any inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to the sponsorship by ING/Think Forward Initiative we are able to offer two scholarships (up to 1200 EUR) to participants outside of Maastricht to cover travel and accommodation expenses.
Maastricht is a student city without a housing campus, but all accepted applicants will be provided with information on available housing options. Throughout the duration of the Summer Institute, lunches and refreshments will be provided. There are no registration fees to attend the Institute.