We are excited to announce that the finalists for the NYU Coleridge Initiative’s Rich Context Competition have been selected. The competition challenged computer scientists to find ways of automating the discovery of research datasets, fields and methods behind social science research publications. 20 teams from 8 countries submitted letters of intent and four finalists have been chosen. We will be live webcasting the finalists’ presentations as well as the announcement of the winner on February 15.
Last week, a mix of PhD students, early career and tenured researchers met in Cologne to discuss their latest projects around bias and discrimination on social media, and the algorithms underpinning many of the most pervasive services we use today.
We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Concept Grants program is now open for applications. Now in its second year—learn more about the inaugural winners here—the Concept Grants program funds innovative software ideas that support social science researchers to work with big data and new technology. We have a small number of grants available, up to a maximum value of $35k (or £25k). Deadline for applications is 15th February 2019.