Summer Research Opportunities | U Chicago

May 13, 2022

PREDOC x Opportunity Insights Summer Course in Big Data
This course will have two tracks, one for students who are considering a transition to the social sciences and want to learn more about a variety of fields in Economics, and one for students who are ready to engage in more advanced analysis and want to produce a capstone project. This tuition-free course begins July 5 and will run to August 12. Participants will receive a $2,000 stipend and STATA license as part of the courseInterested students should apply here by May 20. The course will give students an opportunity to:

  • Develop their ability to pose and answer meaningful questions in the social sciences using a rigorous research methodology
  • Gain experience with large, real-world data sets
  • Prepare, present, and get feedback on a research project from discipline experts
  • Sharpen their professional and communication skills through a series of weekly workshops
  • Network with fellow students interested in a similar career
  • Further understand the pathway to a career in research

PRE Workshop
The PRE Workshop will take place June 12 and 13, 2022 with all sessions occurring remotely. PREDOC hosts this annual conference for prospective pre-docs to learn more about and prepare for pre-doctoral opportunities. Current pre-docs, researchers, and students host panels that focus on applying for pre-doc roles, preparing to succeed as a pre-doc, and best practices in research. The conference is also an opportunity for students to participate in a coding exercise, where participants will work through a data task that resembles what one might see when applying to pre-docs. PREDOC is able to supply six-month STATA licenses to workshop participants who need them. Interested students can apply here. All applications are due by May 29, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Additional questions can be sent to