Fellows 2020 Application Form
This is the application form for the Software Sustainability Institute's Fellowship Programme 2020.

For information about the programme please refer to the Institute's Fellowship programme page (https://www.software.ac.uk/fellowship-programme).

Please read the Fellowship Programme FAQ before applying (https://www.software.ac.uk/fellowship-programme/faq).

For more news on the programme, please follow us on Twitter at @SoftwareSaved (https://twitter.com/SoftwareSaved) and you can sign up to receive the Software Sustainability Institute's weekly newsletter at https://www.software.ac.uk/subscribe.

If you have any questions, please contact us at fellows-management@software.ac.uk.

Due to limitations in Google Forms, the first question asks for your email address to allow you to receive an email confirmation when you submit the form.
Email address *
Privacy Policy
I have read and agree to the Fellowship Programme privacy policy available at https://software.ac.uk/fellowship-programme/2020/privacy-statement *
If you don't agree to the privacy policy then we will be unable to consider your application.
About you
First name *
Your answer
Surname *
Your answer
Telephone number *
Please include country/area code if you are currently outside of the UK.
Your answer
What is your ethnic group
Answer choices are those used in the UK census 2011 (question 16 of https://census.ukdataservice.ac.uk/media/50966/2011_england_household.pdf).
You and your work
Home Institution *
The organisation/company that directly pays your salary.
Your answer
Your answer
Group within Department
Your answer
Job Title *
If you are a PhD student, please just enter PhD Candidate and your year or status, e.g. PhD Candidate - year 2 or PhD Candidate - waiting for viva
Your answer
Career stage *
If it's not clear which stage you are in please take a look at https://www.leru.org/files/UK-England.pdf and (by analogy) choose the appropriate phase that matches your career stage
Area of work *
This is how you would describe your research area or area of work.
Your answer
Research Classification *
This is your closest Joint Academic Coding System (JACS) 3.0: Principal subject codes. Please see https://www.hesa.ac.uk/support/documentation/jacs/jacs3-principal for more details.
You and software
This is information we routinely collect to understand the context and environments of those involved in research software.

Answers will be available for reviewers; answers pertaining to platforms/languages/libraries will not be used as part of the assessment of your application.
With regards to research software, I am mainly a *
What Operating System do you prefer to use at work
What programming languages do you use at work (select as many as apply)
The choices are taken from https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/ [accessed 4 June 2018] - we have added Fortran, Unix Shell, STATA, SPSS and Julia to the list due to knowledge of their use in research computing. The list has been sorted alphabetically not in terms of any popularity rating.
What software packages, frameworks and libraries do you use for your work
Please separate different software products with a comma. If one is a web browser, please indicate the sites/applications/services you use.
Your answer
Your Funding
Which primary funding body/charity/organisation would you normally turn to if seeking financial support for your research/work *
Which additional funding body/charity/organisation would you probably turn to if seeking financial support for your research/work *
Please tick all that apply.
Your main application is a voiceover of a slide presentation screencast and reviewers will base the bulk of their decision on it. You will be measured on presentation style, content and your plans. Keeping to time is very important (you have 6 minutes only, if your screencast is any longer it will be trimmed to 6 minutes before sending to reviewers).

Below is a suggested format (although you may decide to spend more time on any section).

1) Who you are professionally (1min 30 sec suggested)
2) What you do (1min 30 sec suggested)
3) Your plans for Fellowship (3 mins suggested)

Host suggestions for your screencast: Google Drive or Dropbox. Please don't host on YouTube or another provider that doesn't allow us to download the screencast. Please do not provide your video as a Flash file as these tend to be very large. Please avoid providing Power Point files with a voiceover and provide a screen recording instead.

More information at https://www.software.ac.uk/fellowship-programme/2020/application-video-guide.
Application Screencast URL *
It is your responsibility to have your screencast available online until 10 December 2019. We will not contact candidates if their screencast are offline.
Your answer
Will your Fellowship plans involve developing, nurturing or contributing to a Community of Practice? *
Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly (Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner, 2015). Examples of this include the Astropy community (https://www.astropy.org/), the Carpentries (https://carpentries.org/) and the Turing Way (https://github.com/alan-turing-institute/the-turing-way/). Do your fellowship plans include any activities to establish, nurture, or contribute to a community of practice? If so, please describe your plans.
Your answer
Example of writing *
Provide links to examples of your writing (no more than three, separate links with ',' commas). This could be a blog post, scientific article, white paper, or project report etc. that you wrote. Reviewers will read a portion of your text/documents to get a feeling for your writing style.
Your answer
Collaboration with other Fellows/Applicants
If your plan is a succession of existing Fellows activities or aligns with another application to this round of Fellowship, can you add the person's name and a short description of how your work aligns. You should ideally discuss this with the other person or people before putting in an application. The Institute is very interested in supporting work that build upon previous work in a strategic area and helps nurture and grow communities of practice. This section is optional and all applications are assessed on their own merit and we are looking to support novel work and new areas also.
Your answer
Profile Photo
Please provide a URL to a professionally oriented (i.e. work related) main picture of yourself that you are happy to be published on the web - this should be 300px wide and 400px high (exact please). Not providing a photo at this point will not impact your application, but it will make it easier for judges to track who you are during selection. We will not publicly publish these photo unless you are successfully selected and accept being an Institute Fellow 2020. The photo can be replaced at anytime, if the candidate is successful.
Your answer
More about you (optional section)
Please specify any additional information that you think would help your application. Note: reviewers are not obliged to click on links. In the past, most reviewers have clicked on links if provided.
Please specify your Institutional webpage
Your answer
Please specify your ORCID
To find out more about ORCID's refer to - https://orcid.org/about/what-is-orcid/mission
Your answer
Please specify your blog
Your answer
Please specify your Twitter handle
e.g. @SoftwareSaved
Your answer
Please specify your LinkedIn profile page
Your answer
Please specify any other relevant links pertaining to you and your work
Please separate links with a comma
Your answer
Our Publicity
How did you hear about the Fellowship Programme? *
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