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Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS)

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Ph.D. Students, Postdoctoral
Researchers, and Untenured Faculty to Participate in a Seminar Program

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Russell Sage Foundation (RSF)

Deadline Date:

02/22/21

Description:

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty to participate in a seminar program. Applicants must register through the application portal prior to applying. Funding will cover most participant costs during the program.

The summer institute is currently offered annually. The location of the SICSS alternates between Princeton University and Duke University. Most participant costs during the institute, including housing and most meals, are covered, and travel expenses are reimbursed up to a set cap.

The instructional program involves lectures, group problem sets, and participant-led research projects. There are also outside speakers who conduct computational social science research in academia, industry, and government. Topics covered include text as data, website scraping, digital field experiments, non-probability sampling, mass collaboration, and ethics. There are ample opportunities for students to discuss their ideas and research with the organizers, other participants, and visiting speakers.

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 before the institute.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183561

Number of Grants:

The program accepts about 30 participants.

Term of Contract:

Next SICSS: June 13-26, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Participation is restricted to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 7 years of their Ph.D. There are no restrictions based on citizenship, country of study, or country of employment.

The Foundation welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and fields of study, especially applicants from groups currently under-represented in computational social science.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: February 22, 2021
Next SICSS: June 13-26, 2021

Create an account in the application portal or log in to your existing account. Account registrations are approved manually, please allow up to 48 hours for a new account to be approved.

More information about the Summer Institutes: https://sicss.io/
Summer Institute updates: https://www.russellsage.org/summer-institutes

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://rsf.fluxx.io/user_sessions/new

Inquiries can be sent to rsfcompsocsci@gmail.com

Technical questions about the application portal (Fluxx) can be sent to grantsmgt@rsage.org

Russel Sage Foundation
112 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065

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