|Deadline: March 27, 2020||Institution(s): Oxford University|
|Level of Study: –||Study in: UK|
SICSS-Oxford invitations are open for international students who are interested in computational social science. The aim of SICSS-Oxford is to build and expand a network of researchers interested in computational social science, bringing together individuals from across the University of Oxford and from other institutions.
The training curriculum will include seminars, community problem sets, and research projects directed by the learners. Science talks will also be conducted by speakers conducting quantitative social science research in a variety of settings, including academia, industry and government. Website scraping and digital trace data, text as data, machine learning, non-probability sampling, an introduction to reproducible workflow, ethics, and geospatial analysis are covered. Students will have ample opportunities to share their ideas and work with the leaders, other participants and speakers who are visiting. Since the institute is dedicated to open and reproducible science, all materials produced for the Summer Institute by faculty and students will be made open source.
- Social Sciences
- Computational Sciences
- Data Sciences
2 weeks – From the evening of Sunday, the 5th of July to the morning of Friday, 17th of July, 2020
SICSS-Oxford provide the recipient with following benefits:
- Meals and refreshments costs.
- Travel costs (up to a set cap) will be reimbursed for those from outside Oxford.
To qualify for SICSS-Oxford, candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements below:
- Language Required: English
Eligible Countries: All world countries
- SICSS-Oxford is inviting applications from:
- PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty within 7 years of their PhD.
- Researchers in the social sciences and the computational/data sciences.
- Participants are expected to attend both weeks of the institute.
- 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.
How to Apply for SICSS-Oxford?
Please visit official website link given at the end. However, here are important instructions to avail SICSS-Oxford:
- Applicants must submit the following documents:
- a curriculum vitae,
- a statement (maximum three pages) describing both any current research, your interest in computational science science, as well as why you would like to attend SICSS-Oxford
- one writing sample (no more than 35 pages). Co-authored work is acceptable but when submitting co-authored work we recommend you include a few sentences describing the contribution of each individual author to the work.
Applications must be submitted as one combined PDF file by email to sicss.oxford[at]nuffield.ox.ac.uk.
Please also include in the body of your e-mail some basic data in this structured format:
- First Name:
- Last Name:
- Email Address:
- Discipline of (expected) PhD degree:
- Current University/College:
- Please note that letters of recommendation are not required for application to SICSS-Oxford and any letters, if submitted, will not be considered when evaluating applications. This is to guarantee similar consideration of all applications.
- There are no registration fees for participating in SICSS-Oxford.
To know more about SICSS-Oxford 2020, please visit official websites: