Russell Sage Foundation 2019 Summer Institutes

The Russell Sage Foundation is sponsoring summer institutes in biological approaches to social sciences, social-science genomics, and computational social science. The institutes are targeted at advanced PhD students and early career faculty/researchers. Most participant costs, including housing, meals, and travel will be covered.

Summer Institute in Biological Approaches to the Social Sciences
Dates:  June 10 – 14, 2019
Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

The first Summer Institute in Biological Approaches to the Social Sciences, a one-week workshop, will be held at Northwestern University from June 10 – 14, 2019 in Evanston, Illinois. This workshop is a broad introduction to human biological systems and will consist of didactic lectures, breakout sessions, and laboratory exercises. Attendees will develop an understanding of the conceptual basis for integrating the social and biological sciences, learn about the physiology of major bodily systems, and gain familiarity with methods to analyze human biological processes.

The target audience is post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty in the social sciences within 10 years of the PhD; applications from advanced graduate students will also be considered.

Questions should be directed to Greg Miller at biosocial@northwestern.edu.

Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics
Dates:  June 9 – 21, 2019
Application Deadline: February 11, 2019

The Russell Sage Foundation, in conjunction with the JPB Foundation, will sponsor the third Summer Institute in Social-Science Genomics from June 9 – 21, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. The purpose of this two-week workshop is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in economics, sociology, psychology, political science, statistics, genetics, and other disciplines to the methods of social-science genomics — the analysis of genomic data in social science research. The program will include the interpretation and estimation of different concepts of heritability; the biology of genetic inheritance, gene expression, and epigenetics; design and analysis of genetic-association studies; analysis of gene-gene and gene-environment interactions; estimation and use of polygenic scores; as well as applications of genomic data in the social sciences.

Participation is restricted to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 10 years of the Ph.D.

Questions should be directed to Dan Benjamin at RSF.Genomics.School@gmail.com.

Summer Institute in Computational Social Science
Dates:  June 16 – 29, 2019
Application Deadline: February 20, 2019

The Russell Sage Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will sponsor the third Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, to be held at Princeton University from June 16 – 29, 2019 in Princeton, New Jersey. The purpose of the two-week institute is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in the social and data sciences (broadly conceived) to computational social science — the use of digital-age data sources and methods to conduct social research. The program will highlight issues about access, privacy, and confidentiality that are raised by the emergence of computational data and methods. In addition to the event at Princeton, there will also be partner locations run by alumni of the 2017 and 2018 Summer Institute, which will be hosted at other universities.

Participation is restricted to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 7 years of the Ph.D. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and fields of study, especially applicants from groups currently under-represented in computational social science.

Questions should be directed to Chris Bail at rsfcompsocsci@gmail.com.

Detailed information about the summer institute and applying can be found here: https://www.russellsage.org/summer-institutes.

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