Monday, 17 December 2018

Open Call for SoBigData-funded Transnational Access!

The SoBigData project invites researchers and professionals to apply to participate in Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) to carry forward their own big data projects. The Natural Language Processing (NLP) group at the University of Sheffield are taking part in this initiative and invite all applications.

Funding is available for STSMs (2 weeks to 2 months) of up to 4500 euros, covering daily subsistence, accommodation and flights. These bursaries are awarded on a competitive basis.

Research areas are varied but include studies involving societal debate, online misinformation and rumour analysis. A key topic is analysis of social media and newspaper articles to understand the state of public debate in terms of what is being discussed, how it is being discussed, who is discussing it, and how this discussion is being influenced. The effects of online disinformation campaigns (especially hyper-partisan content) and the use of bot accounts to perpetrate this disinformation are also of particular interest.

Applications are welcomed for visits from 1 November 2018 and 31 July 2019!

For specific details, eligibility criteria, and to apply, click here!

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