10 April 2024

SweCSS, the Swedish Centre for Computational Social Science, has just introduced its Visiting Fellows Program, designed to foster collaboration between social and computational sciences. Welcome with your application!

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With financial backing from the Swedish Research Council, the program is open to applications from both junior researchers and senior professors worldwide. Participants will have access to SweCSS's research infrastructure, including data resources and support services, as well as the opportunity to join its academic community. The program is set to operate from 2024 to 2028, with ongoing acceptance of applications.

Senior fellows: We provide research stays of up to three months for one or two internationally renowned researchers per year with compensation for housing and travel, plus a honorarium. Senior fellows will be able to concentrate on their research in a supportive environment that includes many other researchers working on related topics. Longer stays are also possible for those on sabbatical leave from their home universities.

Junior fellows: We accept applications for up to four postdoctoral researchers per year.  Junior fellows will receive a competitive salary and will be able to develop their own research for 6-12 months or 24 months.  Priority will be given to scholars whose research interests overlap with other researchers at the Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS) and the Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA), those interested in exploring potential collaborative projects at Linköping University, and those opting for longer visits.

Research fellows will be provided with office space either at IDA on the lively Linköping campus or at IAS on the picturesque Norrköping campus, as well as access to university facilities and, for those interested, population register data provided by Statistics Sweden following ethical approval. Both campuses are easily accessible by train from Stockholm.

Regular participation in SweCSS activities such as workshops and seminars is encouraged, with an emphasis on fostering collaborative research.

How to apply

Applications in the form of (1) an up-to-date CV, and (2) a one-page motivational statement summarizing research interests, current projects, and reasons for applying for the Visiting Fellows Program are to be sent to Peter Hedström (peter.hedstrom@liu.se). We evaluate applications continuously.

For queries about the fellowship program, IAS and IDA, Linköping University, or life in Sweden, please contact Maria Brandén (maria.branden@liu.se).

The SweCSS Visiting Fellows Program aims to facilitate interdisciplinary research and collaboration within computational social science.


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