Applications to the SSI Fellowship Programme 2023 now open

Posted by j.laird on 15 August 2022 - 9:30am

Collage of FellowsWe are pleased to announce that applications to the Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship Programme 2023 are now open and this round will be a continuation of the International Fellowship pilot! The deadline to apply is Monday 3 October 2022. 

About the Fellowship Programme

The Institute’s Fellowship Programme provides funding for individuals who want to improve how research software is done in their domains, fields and/or areas of work. Being a Fellow also helps individuals 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 backgrounds. 

Successful applicants will be allocated £3,000 to spend over 15 months beginning 1 January 2023. The funding is flexible to support activities that are beneficial to both the Fellow and the Institute. For example, the funding can be used to:

  • Organise and run workshops.
  • Facilitate software sustainability sessions at conferences.
  • Nurture or contribute to communities of practice.
  • Attend conferences and events.
  • Collaborate with other Fellows.
  • Run or participate in policy-related activities.
  • Host, organise or teach at training events, such as through The Carpentries.
  • Run or attend other events that improve the research software space.

As part of the Fellowship Programme 2023, we will offer up to three places for successful international applicants (who will be based outside the UK or without a formal affiliation with a UK-based institution or office). This is a continuation of the pilot from 2022 to help us identify and address challenges for opening and scaling up the Programme internationally in the future.

You can find out more information about the Fellowship Programme, our Fellows and their experiences here.

How to Apply

You can find all the information you need to apply for the Fellowship Programme 2023 here, including the application form, schedule, information on eligibility and international applications, and details of the application and selection process. The main application is a six-minute voiceover of a slide presentation screencast where you introduce yourself and your plans for the Fellowship. We have provided resources and inspiration to help you produce your application video as well as the assessment criteria during the shortlisting and selection process. 

Fellowship Programme 2023 Launch Webinar 

The upcoming Fellowship Programme 2023 Launch Webinar is for potential applicants and will take place on Thursday, 25 August 2022 from 11:00-12:00 BST. You will be able to find out more about the programme, the application process, hear about existing Fellows’ experiences, and have your questions answered. Please click here for more information about the Launch Webinar.

To find out more information about the programme, please visit the Fellowship Programme landing page or contact Rachael Ainsworth, Institute Community Manager at fellows-management@software.ac.uk with questions. You can also sign up here to receive updates and notifications.

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