The eScience Center Fellowship Programme – information session

Start Date

22 Feb 2023

Start Time

14:00 Europe/Amsterdam



End Date

22 Feb 2023

End Time

16:00 Europe/Amsterdam

The eScience Center Fellowship Programme – information session


February 22


02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

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The Netherlands eScience Center

An information session for those who are interested in applying to become an eScience Center Fellow

The Netherlands eScience Center is looking for researchers who have the ambition to promote or improve the use of research software within their organization or discipline. We invite them to apply to become an eScience Center fellow.

During this session, we will provide information about the Netherlands eScience Center Fellowship Programme and answer questions potential applicants may have. For more details on the Programme, visit the Fellowship Programme page on the eScience Center website, or read the full call for applications text.


14:00 Welcome

14:05 Introduction to the eScience Center – Niels Drost, Programme Manager

14:10 The eScience Center Fellowship Programme: What to expect? – Lieke de Boer, Fellowship Coordinator

14:20 Lightning talks:

Rachel Ainsworth – Community Manager at the Software Sustainability Institute

Davide Spalla – eScience Fellow 2022-2023

Dorte de Kok – eScience Fellow 2022-2023

14:35 What can we do for you? – Pablo Rodríguez-Sánchez, eScience Center Research Software Engineer

14:45 Q&A

Please register if you would like to attend. If you register, you will receive a Zoom link for the session closer to the date.

This fellowship is aimed at those who want to make a difference in improving the awareness, expertise, or state of research software within their lab, institute or academic community. Research software can be any piece of code, script, package, tool, library, or programme written for research.

Each fellow is expected to carry out activities to this end within the duration of their fellowship (12 months). Examples of initiatives and activities are (but are not limited to):

  • Creating a tutorial around a research software package developed in-house
  • Creating a series of videos on good research software practices
  • Inviting speakers on the topic of sustainable research software for an interactive seminar
  • Running a hackathon where researchers can improve the reusability of research software
  • Setting up a discipline-specific community to exchange expertise about digital tools
  • Increasing visibility or wellbeing of researchers who write code in any way

Fellows will have a personal budget of which they can use to support the organisation of such activities. This budget can be used to cover expenses and consumables. They will also receive consultancy hours from eScience Center employees.

The fellowship plan must be primarily focused on increasing the visibility, recognition or use of research software in the Netherlands, but international outreach and community-building is allowed as well.