SASNet Fellowships - Apply today!

The SASNet Fellowship Programme is a scheme that enables academic and non-academic (business, industry and public policy) visitors to join the research community at either BLGRC in Essex or at UBDC in Glasgow. Fellows have the opportunity to join our centres in Essex and/or Glasgow, for a period of between 1 week to 2 months, for research and technology exchanges, and to participate in our capacity-building and analytics programmes. Alternatively, Fellows also have the option to work remotely from their home organisation, either in the UK or abroad.

What are the benefits of being a SASNet Fellow?

  • Access to a wide spectrum of UK data for your research -- this includes a range of administrative, big, and complex data on business, government and urban areas in the UK
  • Expert guidance and support for your research from the interdisciplinary staff at the UBDC and BLGRC, including funding for travel to/from and accommodation in Glasgow or Essex if required
  • Opportunities to promote your latest research, build relationships, and share your expertise in social analytics to further develop the capacity and skills of academics and professionals in the UK.

Who can apply?

SASNet Fellowships are open to both UK and international residents, including:  

  • Academics in any discipline
  • Professionals from businesses and other third sector and/or private organisations
  • Professionals from local authorities, government departments and public agencies 

What is expected of Fellows?

Prospective SASNet Fellows should describe their analytics interests and propose a short project, which will form the basis of their Fellowship. Successful applicants will either: 

  • contribute by participating in the network’s training and seminar series towards capacity-building on technical and analytic issues, or  
  • bring a novel source of data or specialist technical methods that can demonstrate the value of analytics within one or both of the specific areas of the two Centres. 

What funding is provided?

Employing organisations are expected to continue to pay the salaries of the fellows in question and to meet travel costs where appropriate. The SASNet Fellowship Programme will cover accommodation, subsistence and travel costs for overseas and UK fellows for the duration of the fellowship (1 week to 2 months), which cannot be met from other sources.  

Selection criteria

  • Academic Fellows will be chosen on the basis that they bring additional expertise that will contribute (a) to the body of knowledge for social analytics of big data in the Centres, and (b) to the training and capacity-building activities of the Centre(s).
  • Professional Fellows will be selected on the basis of their ability to contribute innovative data sources to the Centre’s data services as well as training/capacity building in the specialist data analytics approaches that they utilise for their policy analysis or business management work. 

How to apply

To apply for a SASNet Fellowship, please email the following documents as attachments to SASNet@glasgow.ac.uk.   

We accept applications year-round, but please be aware they will be reviewed only three times in 2016; at the end of AprilJuly and October. Following these review periods, applicants will be notified if they are successful at the start of the month following. 

Contact us

If you have any questions, please email SASNet@glasgow.ac.uk in the first instance.