17th February 2019


 Santa Margherita di Pula on Sardinia, Italy,

(Partially Funded)


Research Incubators on Data-driven Modeling of Conflicts, Migration, and Social Cohesion- BIGSS SUMMER SCHOOL JACOB UNIVERSITY

The CSS summer school serves as a research incubator aiming at fostering the use of data-driven methods in the social sciences and developing a contribution to the research field of migration.

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During the summer school, you will work in one of eight teams of five people on a specific research project. Each team consists of three junior researchers and two senior experts/supervisors, with strong methodological expertise in CSS and the field of migration research. Each team will work through the whole research process with the aim to prepare a manuscript for scientific publication. Each project combines CSS methods with a research focus on migration.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Social Sciences
  • Migration Research

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

 10-21 June , 2019. 

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • There are no strict eligibility criteria.
  • We recommend applicants to have finished at least their undergraduate studies (BA degree).
  • Ph.D. students are the main target group.
  • Scholars even further in their career (e.g. postdocs) are welcome to apply, too.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

1-Venue and accommodation

  • All participants are offered accommodation in shared double rooms in the summer school hotel including half board (breakfast buffet and dinner).

2-Travel grant

  • Applicants may apply for a travel grant within the limits regulated by the Volkswagen Foundation.
  • If your application is successful, you will get reimbursed for your travel expenses only after the summer school has ended and you have handed in all original receipts and tickets.
  • Find a list with reimbursement caps here.
  • You are only eligible for the travel grant if your home institution does not cover your travel expenses.
  • If you apply for a travel grant, indicate this in the EasyChair application form and add a cover letter in which you explain your need of a travel grant briefly and give proof that your home institution does not cover your travel expenses.

3-Registration fee

  • We raise a registration fee of 250 Euro per participant. The fee can be waived for participants from low-income countries.

How to Apply

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Second Step:

Please submit the following material in one pdf file by 17 February 2019 via the online application portal

  •  A letter describing your motivation for participation (1 page max),
  • your CV,
  • a preference ranking of at least three projects you want to participate in (find the offered projects here),
  • and, if applicable, a brief explanation of your need for a travel grant and proof that your home institution does not cover your travel expenses.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Salma Aittaleb/ Morocco 

Reviewed by” Sara Idris/ Egypt 
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