SSI Fellowship Applications Open

This post originally appeared on the Software Carpentry website.

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 encouraging best practice and gathering information about research software from all disciplines, and encouraging Fellows to develop their interests in the area of software sustainability (especially in their areas of work). The Programme also supports capacity building and policy development initiatives.

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: visit to read more about who has been awarded Fellowships in previous years.

The Fellowship is open to UK based applicants. 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,

...then the Fellowship Programme will be of interest to you!

Visit for more information about the programme and how to apply. There are also detail of the upcoming Fellows 2016 launch webinar on 11 September at 3pm which will provide more details about the Fellowship Programme, and where you can ask questions directly to the Institute's Community team and some of our Fellows.

We are 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.

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