Currently, the application platform is closed. Please check back when there is an open call

To apply, please submit the following material in one pdf file by 11 February 2018 via EasyChair (follow the instructions below):

  •  A letter describing your motivation for participation (1 page max),
  • your CV,
  • and, if applicable, your own project proposal (incl. research question, description of potential data and methods; indicate who of our experts could potentially supervise the project; 2 pages max.)

We can only consider complete applications submitted via EasyChair.


Eligibility criteria

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


Instruction for applying with EasyChair
  1. Open the following link: currently not available
  2. If you have an account at EasyChair, log in with your credentials. If not, you first have to register with EasyChair by clicking create an account. Follow the instructions.
  3. When you are logged-in, you will see the BIGSSS-CSS Summer School 2018 “Conference”-Page. Click enter as an author.
  4. Now, you are on the submission-page. Enter your correspondence address and author information. Enter the following in the other fields:
    • Title: The (short) project title of your first choice. If this is your own project, enter your proposed title.
    • Keywords:  List at least three projects you would like to participate in by preference.
    • Topics: Tick the boxes corresponding to your wishes and circumstances.
    • Upload: Upload the required documents (see above) in one PDF file.


EasyChair Example 1: Pre-designed projects

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Example 1

You want to participate in the project “The role of homophily in the emergence of social norms within social networks“. As a first alternative you choose the project “Socio-ecological tipping points. Quantifying the link between environmental and climate change and conflict”, and your second alternative project would be “Analyzing conflict dynamics at the event-level conflict dynamics“. Enter this as in the picture on the right side (click to zoom in).


EasyCahir Example 2: Own project

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Example 2

You want to propose an own project with the title “Computational social science and conflict research”. However, you still need to pick two alternatives from our pre-defined projects. Your first alternative choice is “Values in everyday language and inter-group conflict” and your second alternative choice is “The timing and execution of terrorist attacks“. Enter this as in the picture on the right side (click to zoom in).


If you have any problems with submission do not hesitate to contact us.


Matching participants with projects

We will match participants and projects according to their preferences and background. Therefore, you are asked to list at least three projects by preference during the application process. If you would like to propose an own project, add a project proposal (see above) and select at least two alternatives. Rank your own project and your alternatives according to your preferences, too.

Please consider that we can only start matching participants and projects after admission is finished. Please refrain from requests on the likelihood of being matched with a certain project. We will do our very best to meet your first choice. However, it might happen that you will be matched with your second or third choice. If you do not select projects or indicate your preferences, we will match you as required.

If you have questions, please check first our FAQ. Should you have further questions, contact us at css [at] bigsss-bremen [dot] de