Due to COVID-19, some locations of the 2020 Summer Institutes in Computational Social Science have become virtual events and others have been postponed until 2021. Please see the SICSS COVID-19 FAQs for more information.


8–26 June 2020 | Stellenbosch University | Virtual Event



Participation is restricted to registered Masters and Doctoral students and junior academic staff who have not yet completed a PhD. There are no restrictions based on citizenship, country of study, or country of employment. Approximately 15 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. 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.

How To Apply

Applications for SICSS-Stellenbosch 2020 have closed. Successful applicants will be notified by 3 June 2020.

Enquiries can be sent to sicss-stellenbosch@mail.suinformatics.com.

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