2019 will see Data Science for Social Good Fellowships held in the UK for the first time since their inception. The University of Warwick will host the Fellowships in the summer in conjunction with the Alan Turing Institute.
The initiative was first pioneered by the University of Chicago, and since 2013 has seen more than 200 graduate and undergraduate students studying computer science, social sciences, statistics, public policy and other quantitative fields spend their summers with Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) at the University of Chicago.
The Alan Turing Institute’s vision to advance research for public good, and commitment to train the next generation of leaders is directly aligned with DSSG’s own goal to produce data scientists with strong skills in solving real-world problems.
What is the DSSG Fellowship?
The Fellowship is a project-based training programme designed to supply data scientists with skills to create data-drive solutions to real-world problems. It trains aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data and data science projects with social impact.
Fellows work with non-profit and government partners around the world. To date, more than 60 projects have run, which have helped these organisations do more with data, improving their services, interventions and outreach so that they can fulfill their mission of bettering the world and people’s lives.
Fellows work with their team on their project, and activities can involve lectures, hands-on workshops, seminars, meet-ups, field trips and social activities.
Who is it for?
Current or recently-graduated undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for the Fellowship, and the programme is open to students worldwide.
When will it run?
The DSSG Fellowship at the University of Warwick will run from June 10 to August 30, 2019. Opening and closing events will be held at The Alan Turing Institute in London, and there will be opportunities to visit the Turing throughout the programme.
When is the deadline and how can I apply?
Interested graduates and undergraduates have until January 31, 2019 to apply for the Fellowship, and can do so here.