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Data Science for Social Good Summer 2014


The Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good 2014 Summer Fellowship at the University of Chicago is looking for students, mentors, and project partners - apply by Feb 1.



Data Science for Social GoodThe Eric & Wendy Schmidt
Data Science for Social Good

Summer 2014 Fellowship at the University of Chicago - application deadlines are Feb 1, 2014.

This program is bringing thirty six aspiring data scientists from across the country to Chicago. They're graduate and undergraduate students from quantitative and computational fields - from computer science to statistics to public policy.

From June to August, they'll work in small teams on an analytics project for a nonprofit, local government, or federal agency. Fellows will explore dozens of datasets, analyze them to discover useful insights, and learn from decision-makers on the front lines of public policy.

Apply to be a Summer Fellow

We're looking for strong graduate (and advanced undergraduate) students with computational, quantitative, and analytics skills who care about making a social impact. Last year's fellows included people with Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Economics, Applied Math, Physics, Linguistics, Sociology, and Public Policy degrees

Apply to be a Summer Mentor

We're looking for data scientists with strong technical skills and practical experience with an interest in mentoring students learn real-world skills and make a social impact. Last year, we had a mix of people from Industry and Academia (with practical, real-world experience) as mentors with Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Economics, Applied Math and Physics backgrounds

Apply to be a Project Partner

We are seeking partners for Summer 2014, with the possibility of a longer-term collaboration. If your organization would like to be part of the Summer 2014 fellowship, please follow the guidelines detailed below.

Ideal project partners have

  • an interesting problem that can be tackled using data/analytics
  • a willingness to engage with the fellows on a regular basis
  • the ability to use the fellows' solution to make a meaningful social impact.


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