Clone of SPSS - Instructions 2018-2019

Summer Program in Social Science

Application Instructions

Applications must be filed electronically through the Institute’s online application system.  Applications will be open on April 30, 2017, with a deadline of September 15, 2017.  They must be submitted online at  The selection process will be completed by November 1st.

Candidates must have completed a doctorate or equivalent degree, and hold an academic position.  They must be employed by a higher education or scientific research institution in South America, Africa or the Middle East.  They must commit themselves to participate in both sessions.

The application comprises for a curriculum vitae, a five-page description of the research project, a maximum of two letters of recommendation, and one writing sample in English, such as an article or book chapter. 

Please note that the U.S. Immigration requires that all fellows selected for this program be able to demonstrate proof of fluency in English.


  • Click on the blue Application Button at the top of this page.
  • Click on “Register” to create an account.
  • Fill in the form with your First Name, Last Name, Username and Email Address.  This should be an email address at which you can be reached since it will appear on the application as your main address, and the Institute will send you email at this address.
  • Click the button to “Create a New Account.”
  • You will receive an email with a temporary login link. You will then be instructed to select and enter your permanent password.
  • If you forget your password, click on the “Forgot your password” link.  Your password will be emailed to the email address used on your application.
  • To log in to your application, again click on the blue Application Button and click “Login.”  Once you fill in your username and password you will be able to access the application form.
  • You may access and change your application as many times as necessary, by clicking “Save” before logging out.  Once you click “Submit,” however, you will no longer be able to access it or make any changes.
  • All fields marked ( * ) are required.
  • PDF files are required for your Research Project Description, Curriculum Vitae, and Writing Sample. The file size should be 5Mb or less. If you attempt to upload a larger file, the effort may fail.
  • If you have difficulty uploading PDF files, try using a different browser or computer.  Please note that we cannot accept PDFs that are encrypted or protected in any way.
  • The application system will automatically contact your references via email to request a recommendation letter for you. 
  • You should receive an email confirmation that the application has been received. If you have not received an email confirmation within 24 hours, send an email to


The online application will ask you to provide the names and email addresses for two people who will write reference letters for you.  Once you have uploaded your completed application, the system will automatically send these people an email with instructions on how to submit their reference letters.  We advise you to inform them of this in advance, so that they know to expect the instructions, and have sufficient time to prepare their letters.