EPSRC announces Fellowship for Research Software Engineers!

Posted by s.hettrick on 13 May 2015 - 2:24pm

Our campaign for Research Software Engineers (RSEs) has always benefited from the help and support of the EPSRC. Today the EPSRC announced a new call that will make a huge difference to the UK Research Community: Fellowships for Research Software Engineers.

The call will support Research Software Engineer Fellowships for a period of up to five years. The RSE Fellowship describes exceptional individuals with combined expertise in programming and a solid knowledge of the research environment. The Research Software Engineer works with researchers to gain an understanding of the problems they face, and then develops, maintains and extends software to provide the answers.

To support the role of RSEs and establish a cohort in the academic environment, up to £3m is available for the pilot call. Candidates are invited to provide an Intent to Submit document in the first instance to register interest. Full proposals will be subject to a rigorous peer review and sift process before a final selection by interview.

For more information, visit the EPSRC website. The closing date for the call is 21 July 2015.