***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Any comment or question should be sent to Prof. Dirk Helbing ( dhelbing(at)ethz.ch ). CALL FOR PROPOSALS IN EXPERIMENTAL OR DATA-DRIVEN SOCIOLOGY ETH Zurich's Chair of Sociology, in particular of Modeling and Simulation (SOMS), offers financial support for experimental studies combined with short-term scientific visits. We are interested in promoting innovative ideas and international collaborations. Do you have innovative, fresh ideas regarding experiments that would provide deeper insights into social interactions, coordination, cooperation, social networks, etc.? We are willing to support the best proposals. These should be about 4 pages long and contain the following information: 1) Your innovative idea (What fundamental insights do you hope to gain by the proposed experimental study? In what respects are these insights relevant?) 2) Short review of previous related studies, including main references 3) Description of experimental design including facilities that SOMS should provide 4) Cost estimate of the study, including a list of expenses Furthermore, please provide a summary of 1-2 pages, showing your capability to successfully conduct the study. This should include 5) a list of related studies you have successfully performed before 6) selected own publications (in case of less than 3 publications in international journals, please attach your exam documents [A-levels, diploma/master, PhD, where applicable]) 7) a short CV Proposals to collaborate on the modeling or simulation of interesting data sets that are available to you or may be purchased will be taken into account as well. In such cases, the exact content of the data set and what shall be done with it should be described in detail in section 3. Proposals will be selected according to scientific excellence and suitability for collaboration with the research team at the Chair of Sociology, in particular of Modeling and Simulation (SOMS). The support includes an invitation to join the team in Zurich for a period of 2 to 4 months to set up the collaboration. Regarding suitability for collaboration, you may send an e-mail request in advance with the subject you are considering to suggest. Please submit your proposal by October 31, 2007, to Prof. Dr. Dirk Helbing, ETH Zurich, UNO D11, Universitätstr. 41, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland, dhelbing(at)ethz.ch A decision will be taken before December 31, 2007. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.