Apply for the BSSw Fellowship Program

BSSw is currently accepting applications for the 2022 BSSw Fellowship Program.

BSSw Fellows receive recognition and funding to be advocates of high-quality scientific software and leaders in the field.

Submissions for the 2022 BSSw Fellowship Program are accepted through the online application form.

Timeline for 2022 BSSw Fellowship Program

  • August 16, 2021: Fellowship application process opens.
  • Monday, Sept 13, 1:00-2:00 pm EDT Fellowship webinar, Q&A. Subscribe to our mail list to be notified about details. Please see the FAQ page, where we will post Q&A slides, as well as the questions that have been raised (with answers, of course!)
  • Thursday, Sept 30, 2021: Application deadline, before midnight, PDT. This is a firm deadline that will not be extended.
  • December 2021: Announcement of selection of 2022 BSSw Fellows.
  • March 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023: Period of performance for 2022 BSSw Fellows.
  • May 2-5, 2022: Fellows honored at the DOE ECP Annual Meeting.

The BSSw Fellowship program fosters and promotes practices, processes, and tools to improve developer productivity and software sustainability of scientific codes. BSSw Fellows are selected annually based on an application process that includes the proposal of a funded activity that promotes better scientific software. We select at least three Fellows per year and honorable mentions as appropriate. Each 2021 BSSw Fellow will receive up to $25,000 for an activity that promotes better scientific software. Activities can include organizing a workshop, preparing a tutorial, or creating content to engage the scientific software community.

Application Format

Experience:

  • Describe your work relevant to scientific software (1000 - 1500 characters).
  • Describe your background and experience relevant to being a BSSw Fellow (1000 - 1500 characters).

Proposed work and impact:

  • What would you do as a BSSw Fellow? (1000 - 1500 characters).
  • What impact do you foresee from your efforts? (1000 - 1500 characters).
  • Which BSSw focus areas and subtopics apply to your proposed work? Specify all that apply. See https://bssw.io for a list of focus areas and subtopics (e.g., Focus Area: Planning; Subtopic: Requirements).

Questions must be answered directly in the fields of the online application form. Answers provided elsewhere (e.g., github repo) and linked in the application form will not be reviewed.

Applications for the BSSw Fellowship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 BSSw Fellowship Program. Submissions for the 2022 BSSw Fellowship Program are accepted through the online application form.

Q&A Webinar about the BSSw Fellowship Program

  • Monday, September 13, 1:00-2:00 pm EDT
  • Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive further details, including telecon information for the Q&A session.

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The BSSw Fellowship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Foundation.