Impact for Humanity has taken further steps into Data for real solutions. Professor Evans Osabuohien, alongside Dr Emmanuel Olamijuwon (University of St Andrews, UK), Dr Fidelia Dake (University of Ghana, Ghana) and Dr Obindah Gershon (Covenant University, Nigeria & Visiting Professor at Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique), has been spending quality time on best practices, which have yielded results, in the form of a grant which is used to organise a summer institute for intending data enthusiasts.
The grant for the Summer Institute in Computational Social Sciences (SICSS) was awarded by The Russell Sage Foundation. SICSS provides the platform for those passionate about computation in social sciences, research, data science to apply their knowledge in solving socioeconomic challenges. It pulls together postgraduate students, early-career academics and researchers, junior officers in statistical offices, government ministries and agencies. Another interesting thing about the event is that it is the First of Its Kind in Nigeria.
This 2022 SICSS supported by the Russell Sage Foundation holds at Covenant University Ota Ogun State, Nigeria, from 19th to 29th June 2022.
Why You Should Consider Applying
- Registration is FREE.
- There is financial assistance to cover participants accommodation and feeding during the Summer Institute.
- Computational methods will be applied to digital data and traditional data sources to measure the progress of African countries towards sustainable development goals.
- International speakers in professional computational social science research in the academic, industrial and governmental sectors.
- Topics include data, website scraping, digital field experiment, non-probability sampling, mass collaboration and ethics
- Opportunity to exchange ideas and research with organisers, teaching assistants and visiting speakers.
- Efforts are also being made to get additional funding to cover
- It is open to masters, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and untenured faculty within five years of their PhD.
- Participants from different backgrounds, fields of study, and countries within Africa, especially those under-represented in computational social science.
Submission should be made before 18th March 2022. Applicants are to submit: CV (max 4 pages); motivation letter (max 2 pages); and support letter.
Visit the event page for submission details.