Summer / Winter Schools

CEU Summer University

A special study and professional development opportunity for academics and practitioners from all over the world. Please check out our course offerings for next summer below. We are planning to run face-to-face courses in Budapest. If, however, the pandemic continues to pose health risks, the majority of the courses will be delivered online. Updates on the final format of the program will be available around the end of March, 2021.

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CIVICA Data Science Summer School

The Data Science Summer School is a series of theoretical and practical workshops on the exciting methods and technologies currently employed by industry, government, and civil society to address the world's most complex problems.

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CIVICA Summer School

CIVICA, the European University of Social Sciences, invites doctoral and early career researchers from the CIVICA network to an interdisciplinary summer school.

The summer school is free of charge for CIVICA Early Stage Researchers. Travel and accommodation will be covered by the participants’ universities of origin according to CIVICA rules. Apply by April.

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CIVICA Summer School for doctoral researchers

Social scientists and historians are rethinking and rewriting the various processes of European integration (not only those embodied by the EU) in light of recent developments as well as long term re-evaluations. Cutting edge research in law, history, political science, sociology, economics, and other disciplines – often with multidisciplinary collaborations – is building up in the CIVICA network as well as other research centres. Apply by March.

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ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques

Offering a comprehensive virtual programme of courses on variance-based, case-based and interpretive methods and techniques, our Virtual Methods School allows you to select and combine courses to meet the demands of your project. The result? A rounded training experience giving you the tools you need need to tackle your research with confidence.

Dates & Place:

2-20 August 2021, virtual.

Funding:

If you work or study at an ECPR full member institution, you could get funding to help you attend. Also available early-bird discount and loyalty discount for alumni of previous ECPR events.

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ECPR Summer School of the Standing Group on Interest Groups

The Summer School on Interest Groups is organised annually under the auspices of our Standing Group on Interest Groups. It brings together leading scholars in the fields of interest group politics and civil society to deliver a one-week intensive course on the core aspects of interest group research. Consult the website for registration and fees.

Dates & Place:

30 June – 8 July 2021, virtual.

Deadline:
April.

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ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques

Part of the ECPR’s Methods School, the annual Winter School provides cutting-edge courses in the full span of qualitative and quantitative topics. Delivered by a diverse range of experienced Instructors and supported by dedicated Teaching Assistants, the academic side of the School is designed to provide young scholars with the methodological skill set they need at the start of the career, while an exciting plenary programme provides an opportunity for all important networking.


Registration opens in October.

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Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis

The Summer School consists of three two-week sessions. Each session offers a variety of post graduate level courses. Courses usually run for two weeks, infrequent exceptions run for one week only. Courses cover various types of quantitative and qualitative research methods, research design, techniques for data collection and measurement as well as mathematics. The language of instruction is English.
The Summer School attempts to give places in courses to participants who command over the required skills. Applicants are advised to pay careful attention to the course requirements, which are clearly stated in the course descriptions. Requirements include mathematical foundations, knowledge of statistical computer programs, prior knowledge of simple estimation procedures, and so on. Participants can fresh-up their mathematics knowledge in an intensive course, Mathematics for Social Scientists. The course is free for participants of the Summer School. The course cannot be taken without participation in at least one other course. Most courses combine lectures, seminars, and lab sessions. Note that lab sessions depend on the content of the course.
The Summer School provides an opportunity for social scientists to make contact with professional social scientists from other countries. Besides classroom instruction and daily laboratory work, there are evening seminars on research topics of special interest.

Dates & Place:
The 54th Essex Summer School will take place between 11 July and 20 August 2021.

Deadline:
May.

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IPSA-HSE Summer School for Methods of Political and Social Research

The IPSA-HSE School is open to all undergraduate and graduate students and to faculty members and other professionals. The School is sure to be of interest to anyone involved in research activities in social sciences, politics, international relations, public administration, and related areas. Apply by July.

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ISPP ACADEMY

The International Society of Political Psychology – Summer Academy is designed as a three-day workshop, to be held each year immediately prior to the ISPP annual meeting, and aims to train interested faculty and students in both foundational and cutting-edge research in the area of political psychology. 

Dates & Place:
8-10 July 2021, online.

Deadline:
February.

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Mediterranean Migration Studies: Theoretical and Empirical Research Agenda

The main objective of this IMISCOE Summer Course is to provide an intensive program that promotes Mediterranean Migration Studies. It will be topic-oriented, and will follow three main drivers: 1) Promoting innovative research shaping the Mediterranean Migration Research agenda. 2) Debating new patterns/drivers of Mediterranean Human Mobility and governance reactions. 3) Following Med-Thinking by enhancing multiple views of the Mediterranean as a category of analysis, avoiding Eurocentrism and generalized arguments, and focusing on positive views of migration.

Dates & Place:
June 28 to July 3, 2021, Barcelona, Spain.

Deadline:
January.

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Summer Institutes from the Russell Sage Foundation

RSF offers intensive, one-to-two-week summer institutes on various topics for doctoral students and early-career scholars. Most participant costs during the institute, including housing and most meals, are covered, and travel expenses are reimbursed up to a set cap. Participants are required to fully attend all sessions of the program and some institutes require participants to complete some assignments in advance.

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The Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Methods Research Summer School

The institute seeks to enable participants to create and critique methodologically sophisticated qualitative research designs, including case studies, tests of necessity or sufficiency, and narrative or interpretive work. It explores the techniques, uses, strengths, and limitations of these methods, while emphasizing their relationships with alternative approaches. Topics include research design, concept formation, methods of structured and focused comparisons of cases, typological theory, case selection, process tracing, comparative historical analysis, congruence testing, path dependency, interpretivism, counterfactual analysis, interview and field research (including archival) techniques, necessary and sufficient conditions, fuzzy set methods, and philosophy of science issues relevant to qualitative research.
IQMR attendees receive constructive feedback on their own qualitative research designs, and the course also includes discussions led by the authors of well known works which employ qualitative methods. Illustrations are drawn from exemplary research in international relations, comparative politics, and American politics. 

Dates & Place:
June 2021, virtual.

Funding:
CQRM covers the costs of participation, lodging, and meals for successful applicants. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation costs to and from Syracuse University.

Deadline:
December.

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Currently Inactive

Joint Nordwel and Reassess International Summer School

NCoE NordWel and REASSESS organized a joint international summer school.
Welfare states can be studied with a number of theoretical and methodological approaches, from various chronological perspectives and with a focus on different empirical phenomena. The summer school aims to stimulate discussions across disciplines and foster innovative cross-disciplinary research on the development of welfare states over time. The summer school brings together PhD students and well-established scholars in scientific exchanges.

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Nuclear History Boot Camp

Aimed at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the Nuclear History Boot Camp is an initiative of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP). The continued proliferation of nuclear weapons is one of the most pressing security issues of our time, yet the empirically-based study of international nuclear history remains in its infancy! NPIHP’s Nuclear History Boot Camp is an intensive, ten-day immersion in the history of nuclear matters ranging from the evolution of nuclear technology to the origins and development of deterrence theory and nuclear strategy through the historical roots of today’s global nuclear landscape.

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(*Time of research: July 2021)