Becoming a Fellow
The SSI’s selection process for inducting new Fellows has proven remarkably adept at identifying emerging leaders over the last decade. Following selection, we award each successful candidate a package of flexible financial support worth £3,000, to spend towards sustaining their activities related to research software over 15 months.
The Fellowship is an opportunity to join and be part of an engaging, supportive, and inspiring community. We believe that “Once a Fellow, always a Fellow”, and continue to support and engage with our Fellows beyond their inaugural 15-month period.
The Fellowship Programme will open applications in September 2024.
About the Fellowship Programme
The main goals of the Programme are to improve and promote good computational practice across all research disciplines and support those who are doing this important work. We encourage our Fellows to be ambassadors of good practices in their own domains, fields, and/or areas of work.
Read more about individual Fellows, associated links and articles they have authored on the site by looking at the Fellow profiles.
Read an evaluation of the Fellowship Programme which is published at F1000.
Here are some thoughts from previously inaugurated Fellows about their experience of the programme:
- From the lab bench to an SSI fellowship by Gemma Turon
- Would I even fit in? Why and how I applied for an SSI Fellowship by Jesper Dramsch
- Lessons from my SSI fellowship: first half(ish) by James Byrne
- Being a Digital Humanist in 2020 by Emily Bell
- A current Fellow’s experience of the SSI Fellowship scheme by Andrew Stewart
- Building new communities as a Fellow by James Baker
- A mathematical perspective on being a Fellow by Vincent Knight, Nikoleta Glynatsi and Geraint Palmer
- Three reasons a Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship can supercharge your career by Yo Yehudi
- Life after my Fellowship by Robyn Grant
- What it’s like to be a Fellow if your background is in humanities by Iza Romanowska
The Fellowship Programme has been an amazing experience — I’ve met lots of fantastic people and I’ve also developed the confidence to step outside of my academic discipline to interact and work with people across lots of different areas.