"Governance Analytics" is an interdisciplinary initiative of PSL to support intensive data research on governance issues (aggregation of preference and collective choices, formation and performance of institutions, functioning of markets and organizations).
The core of the project consists of a team of post-doctoral researchers and engineers (in Social Sciences and Computer Science) with skills in machine learning, econometric and network analysis, natural language processing, acquisition and management of data corpus. Supports for projects and researchers may be of various forms, but are envisaged mainly through the provision of knowledge and skills of the team.
This call for proposals concerns both researchers and research teams. They will be asked to specify the main characteristics of the research project and the expected supports through an online form along with a more detailed document and the CV of the main corresponding researcher(s).
The main elements requested concern:
The "Governance Analytics" is primarily a team whose skills can be made available collectively to researchers so that the data-intensive research can benefit from the economies of experience, scope and scale. Supports for researchers and teams are envisaged mainly through the provision of man-days of the team's expertise.
In addition to research assistance (for example, a few man-days of level M trainee), limited budgets for accompanying emerging projects (for example, organizing a seminar) could be requested. Given the budget constraint of the project, these limited resources are not meant to finance new projects.
The "Governance Analytics" calls for proposals will be recurring (approximately every six months) and requests/supports can be considered/granted with this in mind. In addition to the decision of selecting projects to be supported, the project's Steering Committee will identify the synergies that may exist and define the modes of the supports.
A contact with the project team before drafting the response of the call is strongly encouraged in order to promote better targeting and calibration (in man-days) of the requests of supports.
Our team intends to organize information sessions in institutions/UMR who demand them. Their members can also meet our researchers to discuss how to specify their needs. Please contact Bruno Chaves at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 3 steps submission:
Manifestation of interest (deadline : April, 5 2018)
The research teams are invited to notice their interest by filling the online survey at least partially. Two fields are mandatory:
Audition of the teams: from April 8 to April 12, 2019.On the basis of the manifestation of interest, an audition of one hour will be organized with the project owner and the Governance Analytics Team in order to identify the needs and how the GA team can answer to them.
Final submission (deadline : April 19, 2019)
The project owner is invited to complete the online form