UW Data Science for Social Good ProgramBill Howe2019-07-22T10:24:18-08:00
UW Data Science for Social Good
The Data Science for Social Good summer program brings together students, stakeholders, and data and domain researchers to work on focused, collaborative projects for societal benefit.
Applications for 2019 are now closed.
Approximately sixteen DSSG Student Fellows are selected each year 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 2020.
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.
The DSSG program enables novel research on focused, intensive, collaborative projects with an applied social good dimension. These projects frequently generate exciting results, and can garner media attention, which you can find here.
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.