Applications open for Software Sustainability Institute 2015 Fellows

Author: Mario Antonioletti
Posted: 3 Sep 2014 | 13:30

The Software Sustainability Institute's Fellowship 2015 application process is now open.

The Fellowship Programme run by the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) could fund you by up to £3000 over a fifteen-month period to become Software Sustainability ambassadors within your research community (or communities if you belong to more than one). It can also allow you to share your expertise and advice with the SSI. The Programme will enourage you to develop your interests in the area of software sustainability (especially in your own area of work). And it's a fantastic and active interdisciplinary community to be involved with, as well as providing you with a great CV entry! The Fellowship is open to UK-based applicants. If you are interested then read on.

The Fellowship Programme aims to gather intelligence about research and software in your particular discipline as well as appointing you as an ambassador for software sustainability amongst your peers. The Programme can also support capacity building and policy development initiatives. Funding is flexible and can support activities that are beneficial to both the Fellows and the Institute, for instance to...

  • Fund travel to conferences
  • Set up and run workshops
  • Organise software sustainability sessions at domain conferences
  • Host, organise or teach at Software Carpentry or similar training events.

Fellows are drawn from a wide range of areas, experience, and career stages. You can find out more about previous Fellows at the SSI web site

The Fellowship Programme will be of interest to you if you are...

  • A researcher who uses software
  • A developer who writes tools for scientists
  • A research software engineer who supports the work of researchers with software
  • An advocate for best practice in software use for your research domain
  • In a leadership role in projects or organisations that make heavy use of research software
  • Passionate about software in research in any way...

Visit the SSI website for more information about the programme and how to apply. There is also an upcoming Fellows 2015 launch webinar on 12 September at 3pm which will provide more details about the Fellowship Programme, and which will give you an opportunity to address questions directly to the Institute's Community team and some of this year's Fellows.

The SSI is looking for applicants at any career stage 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 your chance to be empowered to talk about software in your research domain to a wider audience, network with others who share a passion about software in research, and learn about key skills of benefit to you and those you collaborate with. Apply today!


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