Open Science SIG Fellowship

We are happy to share with you that we opened the call for the 2021 Open Science SIG Fellowships. With the Open Science SIG Fellowship, the OS-SIG wants to celebrate the contributions of early career scientists to the Open Science cause. Our goal is for those early career scientists to become champions of open science in their labs and within the OHBM community. The award will include $300USD, which can be used to cover costs associated with your personal development in open science; e.g. attending events or funding new or current projects. Open Science Fellows will also be offered a time slot to speak at the Open Science Room during OHBM this summer. 

The only formal duty for the Open Science SIG Fellows will be the teaching assistant (TA) role during the 2021 OHBM Hackathon’s TrainTrack. For this Hackathon, we plan to have a series of hands-on sessions as an integral part of the TrainTrack, making the TrainTrack itself as close as possible to a bootcamp. 

We plan to  cover the following general macro-topics: 

  • version control & code testing;
  • reproducible workflows;
  • machine learning & dataviz;
  • community building.

We plan to have 10 fellows for the first cohort (2021) from across the globe, distributed across different time zones. We will aim to select enough fellows to cover specific micro-topics within the mentioned macro-topics. Applications from early-career researchers (i.e. research assistants, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, or those in a non-tenured position) involved in open science are welcome. Members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in open science or at past hackathons are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is the 5th of March. Click here to go the call:

Looking forward to seeing your applications!