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Applications Open for 2022 Better Scientific Software Fellowship Program

Applications are now open for the BSSw Fellowship Program, which provides recognition and funding for leaders and advocates of high-quality scientific software who foster practices, processes, and tools to improve scientific software productivity and sustainability.

Application deadline: Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.

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 2022 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.

The organizers said they encourage diverse applicants at all career stages—ranging from students through early-career, mid-career, and senior professionals—from throughout the computational science and enginnering (CSE) and software communities. They are looking for applications from people with the following characteristics:

  • Passionate about scientific software.
  • Interested in contributing powerful ideas, tools, methodologies, and more that improve the quality of scientific software.
  • Able to use the fellowship to broadly benefit the scientific software community.

Applicants must be affiliated with a U.S.-based institution that is able to receive Federal funding. Typically such institutions include U.S. government labs, U.S. universities, and U.S.-based corporations.

A Q&A Webinar about the fellowship program will be held on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, 1-2 pm ET.

Better Scientific Software is an organization dedicated to improving developer productivity and software sustainability for computational science and engineering through BETTER Planning, Development, Performance, Reliability, Collaboration, and Skills.


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