Computational Social Science

New Doctoral Certificate in Advanced Quantitative Methods Announced

Because of the ever-greater demand for scholars who can innovate methodologically and understand how to use the theory of statistical inference and cutting-edge techniques to tackle challenging problems in substantive research, the Committee on Quantitative Methods in Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, a University-wide interdisciplinary group of distinguished scholars from the Social Science, Biological Sciences, Physical Science , and the Harris School of Public Policy, has developed a new certificate program in Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM).

 

SSRC Faculty Seed Grant Request for Proposals

The third request for proposals for the Social Sciences Research Center Faculty Seed Grant Program has been issued. These one- to two-year grants will support early or novel stage research by SSD faculty, with an emphasis on projects broader than any single discipline. The attached call outlines the application requirements and grant amounts. The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM, Central Time, January 17, 2020.

 

Katherine Kinzler Named as Deputy Dean for the Division of the Social Sciences

Katherine D. Kinzler, a professor in the Department of Psychology, has agreed to serve as a deputy dean for the Division.

 

In that role, she will provide leadership on the division’s strategic initiatives as well as its alumni relations and public engagement portfolio. She will also engage with divisional faculty regarding external review processes and doctoral program connections to the professional schools. She joins Mark Bradley, Kate Cagney, and Mark Hansen in serving as a deputy dean.

Call for Proposals for SSRC Seed Grant Applications

The Social Sciences Research Center offers one- to two-year seed grants to faculty in the Division of the Social Sciences intended to support early or novel stage research, with a special focus on research projects that exceed the boundaries of any one discipline. Priority will be given to projects expected to be highly competitive for funding once scaled. Proposals from junior faculty and for multi-investigator projects are encouraged. Projects may start as soon as March 1, 2019.

 

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FRIDAY! Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries: Social Sciences Working Group

The newly formed Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries Working Group will host its inaugural event on September 22, 2017. The day-long event will include research presentations by UChicago doctoral students and discussion by faculty members from departments other than the students' home unit. Built into the day will also be a round table discussion on ways to cultivate cross-department collaboration.