Tuesday, 21 August 2012

£3000 Fellowships available for researchers from all disciplines

The Software Sustainability Institute (www.software.ac.uk ;http://www.software.ac.uk) has launched a Fellowship programme that recognises outstanding UK-based researchers who use software. The Fellowships come with £3000 funding which can be used for travel, collaboration and running events. Fellows advise the Institute on important software, evangelise software practices and champion the adoption of best-of-breed software. Fellows will contribute to our blog, and are supported in advertising their own research. Apply to become a Fellow online: http://bit.ly/FellowsApplication --Launch event-- A Fellowship Launch event will be held at the Digital Research 2012 (http://bit.ly/FellowsLaunch) in Oxford on 10 September 2012. Attendees at the launch event will receive free entry to the conference on 10 September and, if they choose to stay on, a 50% reduced fee for the rest of the conference. Applicants to the Fellowship Programme put themselves in an advantageous position if we have met them already at the workshop. --Who we are looking for-- We are seeking fifteen outstanding researchers at different stages in their career, from PhDs to Professors, and from a wide range of research disciplines in science, technology and engineering. Successful Fellows will have a demonstrable knowledge and visibility in their community and have excellent communication skills. --Funding-- The £3000 funding is flexible and can be used for travel to conferences, setting up and running workshops, starting new collaborations or hosting/teaching at Software Carpentry training events. --Important information-- The Software Sustainability Institute is a national facility that helps researchers and developers to build and use better research software. The closing date for applications is Thursday 20 September 2012 at 5pm. Fellowships last eighteen months and are available from 1 January 2012 through 30 June 2014. We will announce the successful recipients of the Software Sustainability Institute's Fellowships in November 2012.

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