Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: Research Software Engineer fellowships 2020

The contribution of Research Software Engineers (RSEs) to research outcomes is increasingly recognised within the UK research landscape.

Research Software Engineers are key members of computational research teams who provide the critical skills required to develop, support and evolve software to tackle the research challenges they face.

The RSE fellowship scheme aims to recognise the contribution of RSEs who are driving the development of high-quality research software and demonstrating leadership in embedding the vital role of software in disciplinary and institutional research cultures.

An RSE fellowship is a personal award, designed to provide the recipient with the necessary support to contribute to these aims.

Fellows are provided with significant resources in order to pursue their vision and establish or develop RSE activities within their institution.

The role of the RSE Fellow is expected to be fully integrated and supported by their host institution. As such, an application to this call will require significant effort and coordination with your host institution to supply the required documentation and endorsements.

This RSE fellowships call will provide support for a further cohort of RSE fellows for a period of up to five years.

Full proposals by invitation only. Applications that were successful at the outline stage of this call are invited to submit full proposals which will be considered by an expert panel, resulting in an invite to interview.

Up to £4.5 million of funding is available from EPSRC to support approximately four to eight RSE fellows in the EPSRC remit for a duration of up to five years.

Up to £0.6 million of funding is available from STFC to support one RSE fellow in the STFC remit for a duration of up to five years.

The deadline for submission of invited full proposals is 16:00 on 17 November 2020.

Activity Date
Outline call closed 30 June 2020
Deadline for outlines closed 18 August 2020
Call opens for invited full proposals 22 September 2020
Deadline for full proposals 17 November 2020
Interviews February 2021
Funding decision March 2021
Grant start date 1 April 2021

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