Each summer the Russell Sage Foundation sponsors a series of institutes for journalists and early-career social science researchers in a number of disciplines related to the foundation’s core programs and special initiatives. Below are the institutes sponsored by RSF for summer 2018.
June 17–30, 2018
The second Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, organized by Christopher Bail (Duke University) and Matthew Salganik (Princeton University), will be held at Duke University. The institute aims to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty interested in computational social science—the use of digital-age data sources and methods to conduct social research. The program will explore issues of access, privacy, and confidentiality that are raised by the emergence of computational data and methods and introduce participants to a network of scholars across disciplines with similar interests in these new data and methods. The deadline for applications is February 19, 2018. Read more and apply.
June 17–28, 2018
The first Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods, organized by Irene Bloemraad (University of California Berkeley) and Jennifer Van Hook (Pennsylvania State University), will be held at University of California, Berkeley. The program will train a new generation of U.S. migration researchers to leverage existing datasets and learn best-practices for rigorous, new data-collection projects. The program will also provide instruction in cutting edge methodologies particularly relevant to the study of mobile populations. The deadline for applications is February 23, 2018. Read more and apply.
June 25–July 7, 2018
The thirteenth Summer Institute in Behavioral Economics, organized by David Laibson and Matthew Rabin (Harvard University), will be held in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. The institute will introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in economics and related disciplines to the findings and methods of behavioral economics—the application of psychological theory and research to economics. The deadline for applications is March 9, 2018. Read more and apply.
July 11–13, 2018
The Social Science Summer Institute for Journalists, now in its second year, is a three-day workshop held at RSF and organized and led by Nicholas Lemann and Tali Woodward (Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism). The program aims to teach journalists how to locate the best available social science research on their topics quickly, how to identify and interact fruitfully with leading experts, and how to read academic publications for their journalistic relevance. The deadline for applications is March 30, 2018. Read more and apply.