Roughly 50 students will be selected to attend the summer school; selected students will receive full financial support, including travel.

Eligibility criteria:
  • PhD student or advanced undergraduate student who has applied to PhD programs.
  • Student must be enrolled in a US university to receive full funding. Students enrolled outside the US may apply provided that they secure financial support from other sources.
  • Background in computer science or mathematical social sciences is required.
  • Selected students will be required to familiarize themselves with chapters 1, 2, 9, and 17 of the book Algorithmic Game Theory, which is freely available online from Cambridge University Press. Sufficient mathematical maturity is expected.

Selection criteria:
  • Applicant's academic merit and achievements.
  • Research interests. A mix of computer scientists and social scientists is sought. Social scientists outside economics are encouraged to apply.
  • An effort will be made to include students from a diverse group of universities.
  • Special consideration will be given to members of underrepresented groups.

To apply, please send the following documents to by April 15, 2012:
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Short (2-3 paragraphs) statement that briefly describes your research and why you would like to attend the summer school.
  • Short (2-3 paragraphs) letter of support from a faculty member.