INFORMS Open Forum

Data Science for Social Good Summer Programme at Warwick

  • 1.  Data Science for Social Good Summer Programme at Warwick

    Posted 8 days ago

    Data Science for Social Good Summer Projects - Fellow Applications Are Open!

    Student fellow applications for Data Science for Social Good (DSSGx UK) 2022 are now open.


    Following the success of the previous Data Science for Social Good initiative in the UK, the University of Warwick has opened applications for the 2022 DSSGx UK summer projects programme. The programme will run over 12 weeks from 6 June to 26 August 2022, and the plan this year is to hold it face to face, at Warwick, Covid-19 permitting.

    DSSGx gives aspiring data scientists the opportunity to refine their data science skills through intense training, and by working in small supervised teams on real-world data mining, machine learning, and data science projects. Participants will work with global non-profit organisations and government bodies to make a real-world social impact with their data, by improving their services, interventions, and outreach.

    Key points are:

    • The opportunity is full-time for 12 weeks, and the programme is an intense experience
    • All selected fellows will be offered a stipend, free accommodation, as well as travel to/from Coventry, UK.
    • Most of our fellows are late stage undergraduate or graduate students, including PhD students. Having said that, we look at skills, not at the number of university years.
    • Feedback from previous participants has been exceptionally positive
    • Admission is highly selective. In 2021 there were 470 applications for 16 places. The recruitment process involves completing the application form and, if selected, two rounds of interviews, looking at technical competencies in addition to finding out more about each selected applicant.
    • Find out more and apply online via: Data Science for Social Good ( For any questions around the program, application, and selection check the FAQs at DSSGx UK 2022 - Frequently Asked Questions (

     Students who have a passion for data science, care about the social good, and love to work in an international team of top talent, are invited to apply by 14 February 2022 at 12:00noon GMT

    Juergen Branke
    Professor of Operational Research and Systems
    Director of Data Science for Social Good (DSSGx UK)
    University of Warwick
    Coventry (UK)