How to make the most of an SSI Fellowship through online activities
Posted by j.laird
on 5 January 2021 - 11:30am
By Rachael Ainsworth, Research Software Community Manager for the Software Sustainability Institute.
The Institute’s Fellowship Programme provides funding for researchers who want to improve how research software is used and developed in their domains and/or area of work. Each Fellow is allocated £3,000 to spend on activities to improve computational practice within research, which they usually spend on travel to conferences and workshops or costs related to organising an in-person event. That is, until COVID-19 moved everything online. So how have the current cohort of Fellows adapted their plans to make the most of their SSI Fellowship in a COVID-19 world?
The call for applications to the Fellowship Programme 2021 is now open, and the deadline is 23:59 GMT on Friday 5 February 2021. We highly encourage applicants to the 2021 programme to consider that travel and in-person events may not always be feasible, and we particularly welcome plans with online-based activities. We will be running a Launch Webinar on Thursday 14 January 2021 to provide further information about the programme, showcase some of our Fellows and answer any questions you may have.