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CALL for 2024 Applications open / Data Science for social good (DSSG) / Munich 2024



  • 2-month fellowship program (August 1 - September 30, 2024)

  • 2 teams of 4-5 fellows, each working on a project for the social good

  • In-person at the LMU Munich in Germany

  • Apply by February 2nd, 2024


  • A full time scholarship and accommodation for the duration of the fellowship

    • For DSSGxMunich 2023 the scholarship was 1400 € / month alongside up to 1500 € in compensation for travel costs

  • The unique opportunity to spend two full months working on a real-world data science project, gathering invaluable experience and making an impact for the social good. 

  • Hands-on project work, that greatly complements traditional academic teaching and helps upcoming talents to grow and develop skills

  • Both teams will be supported by industry-experienced Technical Mentors and Project Managers

  • Help from experts and consultants when working on the projects

  • An educational lecture series accompanying the program

  • Social events and group outings during the program to get to know your peers

    • Including a closing celebration at the end of the program

  • Two interesting and impactful projects to work on


  • Full time commitment for the duration of the program

  • You will join the program in-person in Munich

  • You bring strong skills / expertise to the project

    • This can be in machine learning, data science or coding, but also in the natural or social sciences

    • We aim for multidisciplinary teams and are looking for people from many different backgrounds, but it is expected that you have some experience in working with data / writing code, but by no means do you need to be a code wizard or computer scientist

  • Good team work in an interdisciplinary team

  • Good English language skills, as the program will be held in English

  • Strong motivation to work on a project for the social good

  • Aimed at recent graduates, PhD students, master students or bachelor students towards the end of their degree

  • You have a visa or citizenship that allows you to be in Germany for the duration of the program

    • Since we have limited capacities and little experience with the visa process, we are unable to help with obtaining a visa, but are happy to provide confirmation / invitation letters


How can I apply for the program?

  • Click the button below to open the application form for the program. It contains all the details on what information you need to send to be considered for the fellowship.

  • We suggest you prepare your answers in advance and then copy them into the form. Check out the form for more details.

Who can/should apply?

  • This program is aimed at students and recent graduates from a diverse scientific, as well as geographical background. We therefore encourage applications from the fields of data science, computers science, statistics, but also in general the social and natural sciences.

  • Even though the program will take place in Germany, you can also apply from abroad (although please note, that we will not be able to help with obtaining a visa). We aim to provide accommodation for people travelling to Munich.

  • Check out the section "What we expect from you" for more details.

What is the timeline of the application process? 

  • The submission deadline for applications is February 2nd, 2024.

  • Applicants will be notified in February and interviews held in late Feb/March.

For a comprehensive overview and additional details, explore our official website: https://sites.google.com/view/dssgx-munich-2023/startseite. Here, you'll find everything you need to know about the program, application process, and impactful projects from the previous year.

If you have any questions regarding the application process you can reach us at dssgx@stat.uni-muenchen.de.