UW Data Science for Social Good ProgramBill Howe2021-02-26T20:01:45-08:00
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 summer 2021 are now closed. Please check back in January 2022.
Up to 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 for the duration of the 10-week (June – Aug) program.
The Call for Proposals for summer 2021 has closed. Please check back in January 2022.
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.
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.
The Data Science for Social Good program at the eScience Institute is co-sponsored by the Micron Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in the context of the Data Science Environments. Support from the University of Washington enabled the creation of the eScience Institute in 2008.