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University of Chicago Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship 2020


Applications for the 2020 programs are now open. We’re running DSSG at Warwick-London (run by University of Warwick and Alan Turing Institute) and DSSG at Imperial College London.

Application Deadline: 31st January 2020 midnight Chicago time.

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): UK

About the Award: The Data Science for Social Good Fellowship is a University of Chicago summer program to train aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data, and data science projects with social impact. 

For three months they learn, hone, and apply their data science, analytical, and coding skills, collaborate in a fast-paced atmosphere, and learn from mentors coming from industry and academia.

The Fellowship has three goals (prioritized in that order):

  1. Training Fellows: We want to help create the next generation of data scientists who have the data science skills to solve real-world problems and are passionate about focusing their efforts on solving social challenges.
  2. Exposing and training governments and non profits to better use data to make better decisions.
  3. Community: Seeding a community of people and organizations working together to make an impact.

Type: Fellowship


We want a mix of people who make up an ideal community for the summer Fellowship. There is no single profile for a fellow. Successful Fellows have different skill profiles and backgrounds. Everyone has some programming, statistics and data analysis skills in addition to a passion for making social impact. Some are stronger at Computer Science and Machine Learning. Others have a strong Applied Math or Statistics background. Some come from a quantitative Social Science, Economics, or Public Policy background. Others have Physics or Chemistry or Geography or Linguistics degrees. We’re not expecting you to be awesome at everything. Tell us what you’re good at and what you’d like to learn.

In addition, personality and communication skills matter! If you’re passionate about a cause or social issue, tell us about it in your application. If there’s a recent project you’ve done that you’re proud of, we’d like to hear about it.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The fellowship is paid. The stipends are fixed but vary by the cost of living of the fellowship location 

Duration of Programme: 3 months

DSSG at Warwick-London will go from June 10 to August 30
DSSG At Imperial College London will go from June 3 to August 23

How to Apply: Go here to apply.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage see link below) before applying

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