Data Science Accelerator Programme

Programme introduction, dates, eligibility, how to apply and how to become a programme mentor.



The Data Science Accelerator is a cross-government training programme. It started in 2015, and is supported and controlled by the Government Digital Service.

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Published 4 January 2017
Last updated 17 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added information about changes to the programme because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  2. Application deadline has passed.

  3. Programme application deadline added.

  4. Replacing spreadsheet of previous projects with a more usable webpage.

  5. Added an attachment of previous Accelerator projects.

  6. Added 2018 dates.

  7. New guidance and September 2017 application form added.

  8. First published.