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We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the two-week-long Summer Institute in Computational Social Science at the Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, Accra (SICSS-Accra), from August 20 to September 2, 2023.

During the summer institute, participants will apply computational methods to digital and traditional data sources in researching the numerous challenges confronting Africa and to better measure the progress of African countries towards achieving sustainable development goals.

SICSS-Accra is planned to be an entry-level programme in computational social science. We will lay a solid foundation for computational social science during the summer institute through several activities such as invited lectures, research happy hour, tutorials and participant-led group research projects. Applicants with less coding experience will be supported to learn R-programming before the institute. You can read about our experience organizing a similar programme last year at Covenant University (SICSS-Covenant, 2022).

Registration for the summer institute is free. Thanks to our generous sponsor, we will be able to cover accommodation and meals for all accepted participants. We also have limited scholarships to cover round-trip airfare for selected participants from other African countries. Interested applicants can apply via: until March 17, 2023.

Application materials will be accepted (via: until March 17, 2023; applicants will be notified by April 8, 2021. Inquiries may be sent to emmanuel@olamijuwon OR