Fully funded summer school at York University Canada

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The multi-institutional, interdisciplinary CREATE Program in Data Analytics and Visualization (DAV) at York University in Toronto offers an *all-expenses-paid undergraduate summer school on big data science.

The event includes talks by CREATE DAV faculty and industry experts on current research topics in big data science, as well as hands-on experience in York and OCAD U laboratories. The curriculum reflects the wide range of research areas at CREATE DAV, which includes research on machine learning, data mining, signal processing, computer vision, image processing, computer graphics, virtual human modeling, serious games, natural language processing, human perception & cognition, visualization & design.

The program accepts undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career a career in the big data science. It is intended mainly for students who are planning to apply to graduate school in late 2019, and are interested in investigating interdisciplinary research aspects of the big data science. Citizens of all countries are eligible.

Summer School dates are from June 25 until 28, inclusive

The application deadline is March 15, 2019.

The program covers transportation costs (*up to $1,300 CAD), and provides on-campus accommodations and meals.

For details: https://www.createdav.com/apply/

 

 

Summer School on Integrated Assessment Models: A Tool for Science-Based Policy Making

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Deadline to apply: 1st March, 2019

The CD-LINKS project is launching a Summer School aimed at providing advanced training for young international scholars on integrated assessment models.

The CD-LINKS Summer School will be organized in cooperation with the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and will take place in Venice, at the Palazzo Artigianelli, from 30th June to 6th July 2019.

As environmental policy-making becomes increasingly informed by model simulations, it becomes crucial for researchers involved in this science-to-policy dialogue to obtain a basic understanding of how such models work, how they are developed and how to interpret their output.

Objectives

The objective of the summer school is to create a community of young scholars from a broad range of disciplines, ranging from environmental and natural resource economists to energy engineers, physicists, system analyst and environmental scientists, interested in the topic of modelling human activities and the earth system in an integrated framework, commonly referred to as Integrated Assessment Modelling.

The school will cover the process of modelling the interaction between economic activities and the energy system, land use, forest and agriculture, water, and atmosphere, and whether and how these multi-dimensional implications could be aggregated or traded-off.

Topics

  • History of the integrated assessment modelling of human activities and the earth system
  • Past socio-demographic trends and implications for energy: future major trends
  • Overview of land use, agriculture and food
  • Overview of the modelling of impacts of climate change
  • Modelling SDGs: The expansion of IAMs and bringing everything back together
  • IAM development and their use: 3 National Experiences

Structure
Two teaching modules and discussion of students’ presentations are scheduled each day, Monday to Friday (the room will be reserved until Saturday, 6th July, morning):

  • 9:30-11:00 Module 1
  • 11:00-11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30-13:00 Module 2
  • 13:00-14:00 Light lunch
  • 14:00-15:30 Students discussion
  • 15:30-16:00 Break
  • 16:00-17:30 Students discussion

On Sunday 30th June a welcome aperitif will be offered at 17:30. A social dinner will also be organized during the week.

 Faculty

  • John Weyant
    Professor at Stanford and Director of the Energy Modeling Forum (EMF)
  • Kate Calvin
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Joint Global Change Research Institute
  • Keywan Riahi
    Director of the Energy Program of International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • Ritu Mathur
    Director, Integrated Assessments & Modelling, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Roberto Schaeffer
    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  • Volker Krey
    International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • Zoi Vrontisi
    National Technical University of Athens


Target

Graduate students and professionals from any university, research institute, or other organization (private companies, government agencies, NGOs) with an interest in environmental issues, integrated assessment modelling and an ability to read and write fluently in English.


Number of students

The maximum number of students is 30.


How to apply
Applicants are kindly requested to fill in the application form available from here.[1]

Costs

Accommodation, lunches and coffee breaks are provided without charge to all participants of the school.

Students of developed countries will need to cover all other expenses associated with participating in the school, such as travel, dinners and local transport.

Travel expenses can be offered to applicants from developing countries. Other costs, such as dinners and local transport, will be at the expense of the participant.


Important dates

Application deadline: 1st March 2019

Announcement of accepted applicants: 1st April 2019

Summer school held: 30th June to 6th July 2019

For details: http://climatechangemitigation.eu/2018/10/call-for-applications-cd-links-summer-school-on-integrated-assessment-models-a-tool-for-science-based-policy-making/

Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative Summer School 2019

Organised by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford, to be held with the support of CONEVAL at their headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico, 12th – 24th August 2019. To apply click here.

The purpose of this intensive Summer School is to provide a thorough technical and practical introduction to multidimensional poverty measurement with a strong emphasis on the Alkire-Foster method. Upon completing the course, students will have the skills required to construct and analyse an official national multidimensional poverty measure and to describe its policy relevance. Drawing on Amartya Sen’s capability approach and empirical examples of National and Global Multidimensional Poverty Indices (MPIs), the conceptual and empirical motivation for measuring multidimensional poverty will be presented, as well as the full suite of measurement tools including estimation, dimensional breakdown, disaggregation by population subgroup, standard errors and statistical inference, robustness, communications, policy applications, and so on.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Unidimensional poverty measures;
  • Methodologies to analyse multidimensional poverty and the problems each methodology best solves;
  • The Alkire-Foster methodology of multidimensional poverty measurement;
  • Measurement design – purpose, unit of measure, dimensions, indicators, cut-offs and weights;
  • Estimation of multidimensional poverty and interpretation of the results;
  • Subgroup decomposition, dimensional break-down and mapping;
  • Multidimensional poverty changes over time;
  • Interpretation and analysis of multidimensional poverty, including impact evaluation;
  • Institutions, policies, and communication.

The Summer School will be led by OPHI Director Sabina Alkire and the OPHI team, including Adriana Conconi, Usha Kanagaratnam, Fanni Kovesdi, Corinne Mitchell, Ricardo Nogales, Christian Oldiges, Monica Pinilla and Sophie Scharlin-Pettee

Course Format:

The Summer School will consist of 10.5 days of instruction and working group sessions, taught in English. Each participant needs to bring a laptop with Stata to do the problem sets. Throughout the Summer School, participants will be actively involved in discussions and working through problem sets. The main course is appropriate for academics, staff of national statistical offices, international agencies, and others focused on measurement.

Dates and Location:

The course runs from Monday 12th August 2019 to Friday 23rd August 2019 with a final exam on Saturday 24th August 2019 (non-compulsory). The Summer School will be held at: CONEVAL, Av. Insurgentes Sur # 810, Colonia del Valle, Benito Juárez, CP 03100, Mexico City, Mexico. Seewww.coneval.org.mx

Costs: The course fee is as follows:

  • $850 USD for all students, and for academic researchers based in developing countries;
  • $2000 USD for professionals based in developing countries; and
  • $4000 USD for professionals based in developed countries.

In addition, participants will need to pay for accommodation, travel fares and the cost of the Stata software if they do not already use it. Additionally, please note that you may need to apply for a visa – at your own cost.

Course Application Information: click hereto apply.

Call for applications for the Summer School 2019 on MEDIA AND HISTORY

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The Italian-German Historical Institute (ISIG) has invited applications from doctoral and post-doctoral students of any nationality who submitted their theses after 1 January 2015.

As part of the research project “Mediatisation and Mediality of History” – the Institute’s focus since 2017 (https://isig.fbk.eu/en/projects/categories/history-mediatisation/) –,
the Summer School will investigate through lectures and seminars the role of media in the context of the socio-political and cultural transformations that have typified the early modern and contemporary era. The aim is to reconstruct the development of the media through the categories of mediality, intermediality and transnationality from a historical perspective.

Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2019.

SANDEE Summer School on Environmental and Resource Economics announces applications

sandeeThe South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), an initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) under its Regional Programme on Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks, is organizing a fifteen-day Summer School on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from 5–19 May 2019. The main objective of the Summer School is to provide economists the basic skills necessary to teach and conduct research in environmental and natural resource economics. The course is for practicing economists from South Asia and the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region interested in enhancing their knowledge of the interlinkages between economic development, poverty, and the environment. The Summer School has been designed to enable participants to develop research proposals that they can later submit to SANDEE.

What can you expect from the Summer School?

The course will cover economic issues underlying sustainable development, externalities and market failure, policy instruments, non-market valuation, poverty-environment interactions, and natural resource use and pollution management. Participants will be exposed to theoretical issues and economic tools such as experimental economics and other relevant methodologies for analyzing environmental problems in developing countries.

Who will teach the course?

The course will be taught by:

Additional guest speakers will be invited depending on their need and availability.

Organization

Mani Nepal (Programme Coordinator, SANDEE and Lead Economist, ICIMOD) is the course director and Neesha Pradhan (Programme Associate, SANDEE) will administer the course.

Who should attend the course?

The ideal participant has a Master’s degree/PhD in economics and a good understanding of microeconomics, calculus, and basic econometrics. Junior and mid-career faculty and researchers – especially women working in member universities of the Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) – are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to junior to mid-career university teachers and researchers who have submitted a research proposal to SANDEE on issues related to environmental and resource economics. Those who have already had training in environmental and resource economics through other programmes or universities, or are likely to go overseas for higher education within the next year are not eligible.

What are you expected to do during the course?

The SANDEE Summer School is a residential teaching workshop. Participants are expected to read up on the topic of each day’s lecture beforehand, and participate in individual and group assignments and discussions. Working days, on occasion, will extend from 9 am–9 pm or beyond based on assignment demands. Participants are required to present an empirical paper and a research concept note during the Summer School. Last year’s Summer School agenda is available here.

Funding

SANDEE will provide a scholarship of USD 3,500 per participant to cover course materials, international travel, meals, and accommodation during the Summer School (no cash). Participants are responsible for local travel arrangements, travel insurance, visa fee, and other personal expenses. Shortlisted participants are required to pay a small registration fee of USD 250 to confirm their participation.

Venue

The Summer School will be held at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. The participants should arrive on 4 May and depart on 20 May 2019.

Application process

Interested and eligible candidates from South Asia and the HKH region are requested to submit their application online and upload the following documents in PDF:

  • A one-page cover letter indicating how such a course will be useful in the applicant’s teaching and research activities, their exposure to basic mathematics (e.g., calculus, linear algebra) and computing skills (e.g., spread sheet, statistical software), and the name of the person nominating him/her (if any).
  • A three-page research concept note (a precursor of a research proposal) on issues related to environmental and resource economics in South Asia and the HKH. The concept note should include a discussion of the research problem and its policy relevance, a clear research question(s), an analytical framework, a short literature review that discusses at least three key peer-reviewed journal articles related to the proposed analytical framework, empirical methods (data requirement, collection, and analysis) and expected outcomes.
  • A brief CV (no more than one page) indicating professional responsibilities/activities, (please include current job and institutional details), educational qualifications, (highest degree/institution), age, and two most important research publications, if any, current teaching responsibility (if relevant).

Please submit your application by 22 February 2019. We request you to pass this information along to interested colleagues. We are also seeking nominations from colleagues who have been part of SANDEE activities. Approximately 20–24 participants will be invited to the Summer School.

application form can be found via http://www.icimod.org/?q=33696

Courtesy: ICIMOD