Social Science Summer is a series of education programs launched by the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE) at Columbia University and ICProjects in 2014. By providing high school students with the opportunity to work closely with Columbia researchers and faculty to conduct social science research, Social Science Summer hopes to inspire the next generation of social scientists. During the past 5 years, our programs have successfully trained more than 600 high school students.

Our Summer Research program is an intensive two-week program held at Columbia University providing high school students with an understanding of the principles and skills to design and conduct social research. Students work closely with faculty in daily seminars and conduct preliminary research in New York City for a research proposal they produce. Our remote learning Fall Fellows program builds upon the skills developed during the Summer Research program to execute a research design with the guidance of a Columbia University researcher. Our Spring Workshops in China are a three-day crash course in field experiments taught by Columbia University researchers during which students design, execute and present mini-field experiments.

Applications for the 2019 Social Science Summer Research Program closed on June 15th.