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.

The 2019 Data Science fellows pose for a group shot.

MEET THE 2019 TEAMS

Student Fellows

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.

MEET THE 2018 FELLOWS

Learn more about becoming a DSSG Student Fellow

FAQ for Prospective Fellows 

Project Proposals

2019 Call for Proposals are now closed

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.

Learn more about submitting a proposal

FAQ for prospective project leads 

Project Summaries

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.


DSSG in the news…

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.

Partner Organizations

The eScience Institute, in collaboration with the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative, offers the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program. In summer 2017 we partnered with the University of British Columbia to offer the pilot UBC DSSG program. Our program is modeled after similar programs at the University of Chicago and Georgia Tech, with elements from our own Data Science Incubator.

UW and UBC fellows meet in Vancouver

Sponsors

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.

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