Applications to the Software Sustainability Institute's Fellowship programme 2017 now open

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Shoaib Sufi

Aug 24, 2016, 12:15:49 PM8/24/16
Applications are now open for the Software Sustainability Institute’s 2017 Fellowship programme. Apply at by 2nd October 2016.

What is the programme about

The Fellowship Programme run by the Software Sustainability Institute ( funds researchers in exchange for their expertise and advice. The main goals of the programme are to engage with individuals who are passionate about research software use and/or development.  We help support them to understand better the challenges faced by their domains and help support them as ambassadors for better software practices in their areas of working and Institutions.

Being a Fellow also helps you develop skills and knowledge in the area of software sustainability, empowers you to speak on sustainability issues and network with likeminded individuals from a wide variety of research areas.

Each Fellow is allocated £3,000 to spend over fifteen months. The funding is flexible to support activities that are beneficial to both the Fellows and the Institute: for instance, to fund travel to conferences, to setup and run workshops, to organise software sustainability sessions at domain conferences, or to host, organise or teach at Software Carpentry or similar training events.

Fellows are drawn from a wide range of areas, experience, and career stages: visit to read more about those awarded Fellowships in previous years.

The Fellowship is open to UK based applicants.

Who is it for

If  you are:
  • A researcher who uses and/or develops software
  • A Research Software Engineer (
  • An advocate for best practice in research software use or development
  • A leader of a project or organisation that makes heavy use of research software
  • A user of research software
  • Anyone passionate about software in research
then the Fellowship Programme will be of interest to you.

How to apply

Visit for more information about the programme and how to submit an application.

We are looking for applicants at any career stage who can demonstrate a passion for their area, the ability to communicate ideas effectively, and a real interest in the role of software in research.

The Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship Programme is your chance to be empowered to talk about software in your research domain to a wider audience, network with others who share a passion for software in research, and learn about key skills to benefit you and those you collaborate with. Apply today!

Launch Webinar Fellows 2017

The upcoming Fellows 2017 launch webinar will take place on Friday 9th of September from 3.00pm to 4.30pm BST.

You will be able to find out more about the programme, the application process, existing Fellows experiences and have your questions answered.

On the day, you will be able to connect at

For Further information

If you have a question about the Programme,please contact Shoaib Sufi, Institute Community Lead at

Please find attached a flyer to this email. Feel free (printed or via email) to distribute it to your network.

Shoaib Sufi
Community Lead
Software Sustainability Institute


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