DSSG (at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh) will begin June 1st, 2020 and end August 21st, 2020
We'd rather you give us a few project ideas than one detailed, specific, project proposal. We can then work with you to better understand the potential projects to select the one that best fits the fellowship.
Project Partners are typically, but not always, non-profits and government organizations (city, state, or federal - US or international). We also work with corporations and startups with a social mission.
Project Partners come with some idea of a problem they want help in tackling, data they can provide to solve that problem, and resources they can devote to collaborate with us over the summer. Ideal partners: 1. Have an important problem with high social impact: We want concrete problems that can have impact as opposed [...]
All of them. In the past years, we've worked in various areas such as education, public health, medicine, sustainability, public safety, economic development, international aid, homelessness prevention, and public accountability.
We like concrete problems but can help you define and scope the project. We're okay with starting with an interest in working with us and will spend time with you before the Fellowship starts to refine projects and discuss data needs. You can also propose several project ideas and we can help narrowing them down [...]
Not at all. We've worked with partners all over the world. In-person collaboration is great but so is Slack, Zoom, Skype and/or Hangout. We do expect project partners to visit in-person at the beginning and end of the fellowship.
Nurse-Family Partnership is a non-profit organization that sends nurses to meet with new and expectant mothers. DSSG has worked with NFP to estimate their impact on health outcomes for a funding proposal, and to predict which mothers are at highest risk of dropping out of the program. DSSG has worked with several school districts to [...]
Yes, we are hosting information sessions - watch our website for dates.