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Become a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow

Applications are now open for the Software Sustainability Institute’s 2017 Fellowship programme.

What is the programme about?

The Fellowship Programme run by the Software Sustainability Institute funds researchers in exchange for their expertise and advice.

The main goals of the programme are to engage with individuals who are passionate about research software use and/or development. SSI will help support the Fellows to understand better the challenges faced by their domains and help support them as ambassadors for better software practices in their areas of working and Institutions.

Being a Fellow also helps you develop skills and knowledge in the area of software sustainability, empowers you to speak on sustainability issues and network with like-minded individuals from a wide variety of research areas.

Each Fellow is allocated £3,000 to spend over fifteen months. The funding is flexible to support activities that are beneficial to both the Fellows and the Institute: for instance, to fund travel to conferences, to setup and run workshops, to organise software sustainability sessions at domain conferences, or to host, organise or teach at Software Carpentry or similar training events.

Fellows are drawn from a wide range of areas, experience, and career stages. Read more about awarded Fellowships in previous years on the SSI website.

The Fellowship is open to UK based applicants. Application details can be found on the SSI website. Applications must be received by 2nd October 2016.

Who is it for?

If you are:

  • A researcher who uses and/or develops software
  • A Research Software Engineer
  • An advocate for best practice in research software use or development
  • A leader of a project or organisation that makes heavy use of research software
  • A user of research software
  • Anyone passionate about software in research

then the Fellowship Programme will be of interest to you.

How to apply

Visit the SSI Fellowship webpages for more information about the programme and how to submit an application.

Applicants at any career stage are being sought who can demonstrate a passion for their area, the ability to communicate ideas effectively, and a real interest in the role of software in research.

The Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship Programme is a chance to be empowered to talk about software in your research domain to a wider audience, network with others who share a passion for software in research, and learn about key skills to benefit you and those you collaborate with. Apply today!

Launch Webinar Fellows 2017

The upcoming Fellows 2017 launch webinar will take place on Friday 9th of September from 3.00pm to 4.30pm BST.

You will be able to find out more about the programme, the application process, existing Fellows experiences and have your questions answered.

For Further information

If you have a question about the Programme, please contact Shoaib Sufi, Institute Community Lead.