UW Data Science for Social Good ProgramBill Howe2018-10-15T12:15:32+00:00
UW Data Science for Social Good
The Data Science for Social Good summer program brings together students, stakeholders, data and domain researchers to work on focused, collaborative projects for societal benefit.
Student Fellows – applications for 2019 open in January
Sixteen DSSG Student Fellows will be selected to work on data-intensive projects that have concrete relevance and social impact. Students are expected to work closely and collaboratively with team members onsite for the duration of the 10-week (June – Aug) program.
We invite proposals for 10-week data-intensive research projects to be undertaken each summer. We welcome proposals submitted by academic researchers, public agencies, non-profit entities, and industry. Submissions will open in early 2019.
Data Science for Social Good projects have an applied social good dimension and broadly address questions related to social science, human services, public policy, environmental impacts, education and urban informatics.
Microsoft co-sponsors the DSSG program through support of the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative. The eScience Institute is partially funded by the Data Science Environments partnership with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to help nurture an interdisciplinary culture of data science. Support from the University of Washington enabled the creation of the eScience Institute in 2008.