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Call for Applications: Computational Social Science Summer School on Data-Driven Modeling of Migration (Sardinia, 6/10-6/21/2019)

Posted: 1/25/2019 (Conference)

Santa Margherita di Pula (Sardinia), Italy, 10-21 June 2019

The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) Computational Social Science summer school cordially invites junior researchers (advanced MA students or higher*) to apply for participation in the CSS summer school on data-driven modeling of migration to take place in Santa Margherita di Pula on Sardinia, Italy, from June 10-21, 2019.

Women are especially encouraged to apply!

The CSS summer school serves as a research incubator aiming at fostering the use of data-driven methods in the social sciences and developing a contribution to the research field of migration. During the summer school, you will work in one of eight teams of five people on a specific research project. Each team consists of three junior researchers and two senior experts/supervisors, with strong methodological expertise in CSS and the field of migration research. Each team will work through the whole research process with the aim to prepare a manuscript for scientific publication. Each project combines CSS methods with a research focus on migration. This involves data-driven modeling of migration and making use of simulation or prediction techniques. The projects may look, for example, into the consequences of migration and its relation to conflicts and social cohesion.

Learn more about the general summer school concept, the focus on migration and CSS methods of the 2019 school, as well as check out our expert team and the pre-defined projects they offer:

Venue and accommodation
The 2019 summer school will be in Santa Margherita di Pula on Sardinia, Italy from June 10-21, 2019. The summer school hotel will be announced soon.

All participants are offered accommodation in shared double rooms in the summer school hotel including half board (breakfast buffet and dinner).

Travel grant
Applicants may apply for a travel grant within the limits regulated by the Volkswagen foundation. If your application is successfull, you will get reimbursed for your travel expenses only after the summer school has ended and you have handed in all original receipts and tickets. Find a list with reimbursement caps here.

You are only eligible for the travel grant if your home institution does not cover your travel expenses.

If you apply for a travel grant, indicate this in the EasyChair application form and add a cover letter in which you explain your need of a travel grant briefly and give proof that your home instoitution does not cover your travel expenses.

Registration fee
The registration fee is of 250 Euro per participant. The fee can be waived for participants from low-income countries.

Follow the link to apply: The deadline is February 17, 2019.

*Eligibility criteria
There are no strict eligibility criteria. We recommend applicants to have finished at least their undergraduate studies (BA degree). However, PhD students are the main target group. Scholars even further in their career (e.g. postdocs) are welcome to apply, too,

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Deadline: 02/17/2019

Location: Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)