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Grant Opportunities: SSI Fellowship Programme – fundsforNGOs

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Deadline: 3-Oct-22

Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) is pleased to announce its Fellowship Programme 2023.

The Institute’s Fellowship Program 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.

As part of the Fellowship Program 2023, they 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 Program internationally in the future.

The main goals of the program are to improve and promote good computational practice across all research disciplines and support those who are doing this important work. They encourage their Fellows to use these practices themselves and to be ambassadors of good practice in their own domains, fields, and/or areas of work.

Funding Information

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.

Eligibility Criteria
  • You are based in the UK or have a formal affiliation with a UK-based institution or office; or are based outside the UK and are applying to their International Fellowship pilot.
  • Your plans are primarily focused on improving UK capability (since the Institute is a UK-funded organisation) and potentially include promoting a UK-based approach abroad.
  • You are
    • A researcher who uses and/or develops software/digital tools, or
    • A developer who writes tools for researchers, or
    • A research software engineer (RSE) who supports the work of researchers with software, or
    • An advocate for best practice in software use or development in research, or
    • In a leadership role in research projects or organizations that make heavy use of software, or
    • A user of research software, or passionate about software in research in any way!
  • As part of the Fellowship Program 2023, they 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 Program internationally in the future.
  • Their Fellows come from a wide range of academic areas and career stages, and they encourage applications from anyone who is eligible and is excited by the potential of research software. They particularly encourage applications from people from underrepresented backgrounds (for example, based on ethnicity and gender) and institutions (for example, non-Russell group universities and small to medium sized research-based organizations).

For more information, visit https://www.software.ac.uk/news/applications-ssi-fellowship-programme-2023-now-open

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