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.

SICSS-Stellenbosch

15–26 June 2020 | Stellenbosch University | Stellenbosch | South Africa

SICSS-Stellenbosch is regrettably postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19. We will reopen applications once we have a better idea of when we will be able to host the Institute.

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Eligibility


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. Between 15 and 20 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


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).

SICSS-Stellenbosch is regrettably postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19. We will reopen applications once we have a better idea of when we will be able to host the Institute.

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