US applicants sought for the 2019 Better Scientific Software (BSSw) Fellowship Programme

Posted by s.aragon on 29 August 2018 - 10:37am

*Applicants must be affiliated with a US-based institution that is able to receive funding from the US Department of Energy.*

The Better Scientific Software (BSSw) Fellowship Program gives recognition and funding to leaders and advocates of high-quality scientific software.  The 2019 BSSw Fellowship applications will open on 4th September 2018.

The main goal of the BSSw Fellowship program is to foster and promote practices, processes, and tools to improve developer productivity and software sustainability of scientific codes. It is also anticipated to accumulate a growing community of BSSw Fellowship alumni who can serve as leaders, mentors, and consultants to increase the visibility of those involved in scientific software production and sustainability in the pursuit of scientific discovery.

BSSw Fellows are selected annually based on an application process that includes the proposal of a funded activity that promotes better scientific software. We select at least three Fellows per year and honorable mentions as appropriate. Each 2019 BSSw Fellow will be awarded up to $25,000 for an activity that promotes better scientific software. Activities can include organising a workshop, preparing a tutorial, or creating content to engage the scientific software community.


  • Tuesday 4th September 2018: BSSw Fellowship application process opens.

  • Friday 21st September 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm ET: BSSw Fellowship webinar, Q&A. Subscribe to our mail list to be notified about details.

  • Tuesday 16th October 2018: Application deadline, before midnight, PT.

  • 15th to 17th January 2019: Fellows announced at DOE ECP Annual Meeting in Knoxville, TN.

  • 8th January 2019 to 7th January 2020: Period of performance for 2019 BSSw Fellows.

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