Graduate Funding Information Service

January 14, 2020

Data Science for Social Good Summer Program

Application Deadline: February 17, 2020, 11:59pm PT

The University of Washington eScience Institute is currently accepting applications for Student Fellows to participate in the 2020 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program. The program brings together data scientists and domain researchers to work on focused, collaborative projects for societal benefit.

This year’s projects will leverage data science approaches to address societal challenges in areas such as human services, public policy, health and safety, environmental impacts, transportation, accessibility, social justice, and urban informatics. Approximately sixteen DSSG Student Fellows will be selected to work with academic researchers, data scientists, and public stakeholder groups on data-intensive research projects.

Students are expected to work closely and collaboratively with team members onsite for the duration of the 10-week program. Most work will be conducted on the UW campus in the WRF Data Science Studio, but some field excursions in the City of Seattle or King County may also be involved. This 10-week long, full-time program beginning in June 15th and ending August 21st 2020. Students will be given a stipend of $7,000 for the 10 weeks.


  • Graduate students and advanced (junior/senior) undergraduate students are eligible.
    • Students must be enrolled in a degree granting program in spring 2020 and fall 2020 to be eligible to apply.
  • All students currently enrolled in degree-granting colleges and universities within the US and all US citizens studying at international degree-granting colleges and universities are eligible for this program.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in issues related to social good.
  • Previous computer programming experience.
  • Ability to work on highly interdisciplinary teams and with multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Research experience with quantitative or qualitative methods.
  • Strong academic record.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.