Applications to the Software Sustainability Institute's Fellowship Programme 2018 are now open

Posted by r.silva on 24 August 2017 - 2:56pm

FellowsBy Raniere Silva, Community Officer, Software Sustainability Institute.

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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. We help support them to better understand 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 them develop skills and knowledge in their area of software sustainability, empowers them to speak about software 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, from 1st January 2018 until 31st March 2019. 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 training events, such as Software Carpentry, Data Carpentry or Library Carpentry. For examples of activities funded by the Fellowship Programme have a look at some of our fellows’ blog posts.

Fellows are drawn from a wide range of areas, experience, and career stages. Visit our Fellows’ profiles to read more about those awarded Fellowships in previous years.

Apply for the fellowship

Launch Webinar Fellows 2018

The upcoming Fellows 2018 launch webinar will take place on Friday, 15 September from 2.00pm to 3.30pm BST.

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

If you are interested in participate in the webinar please register your interest.

Further information

If you have a question about the Programme, please contact Raniere Silva, Institute Community Officer at

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