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10 Dec 2015

Academic receives Software Sustainability Institute fellowship

Dr Melodee Beals, Department of Politics, History and International Relations, has been selected as a fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute, 2016.

The Institute Fellowship programme provides the opportunity for selected fellows to take forward their plans to improve research software and make a difference in their research domains.

The fellowship programme for 2016 received 113 applications, with 17 of the most promising candidates chosen as fellows.

The funding received as part of Dr Beals’ fellowship will be used to host a series of ‘Data Management in Historical Research’ workshops across the UK, one of which Dr Beals hopes to host at Loughborough.   

Dr Beals comments: “I am very excited to be joining the Institute as a Fellow next year. The selection process was a fantastic, if demanding, experience - presenting to and working alongside a group of extremely talented people from a wide range of disciplines.

“But now, thanks to the support of the Institute, I will be able to organise a series of workshops across the UK that will help historians engage with digital resources in new and hopefully unexpected ways. It’s an incredible opportunity and an honour to represent Loughborough and the history profession in this way.”