In collaboration with Stony Brook University‘s Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) and the Big Data for the Social Sciences (BDSS) cluster, the Department of Sociology is excited to inform graduating seniors and Master’s students about a new funding opportunity for those interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in sociology. For students with a background that combines programming skills and an interest in social science, the IACS offers a New Recruit Fellowship, which supplements the regular Sociology stipend bringing total compensation to $32,000 annually (with extension for subsequent years based on performance). It also provides a $4,000 budget for travel and equipment expenses. As a result of the BDSS cluster initiative, the Department of Sociology has hired leading scholars in this new field and established inter-disciplinary connections with top research faculty from computer science and political science.
* Graduating seniors and Master’s students whose background combines programming and computing skills with a deep interest in social science
* Sociology Department and Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University
* Graduate studies in computational sociology
* Generous financial support and close supervision for incoming Ph.D. students:
– IACS New Recruit Fellowship increasing regular stipend to $32k + $4k travel funds 1st year
– Big Data for the Social Sciences cluster, with leading scholars in sociology, political science and computer science