Warren L. DeLano Memorial PyMOL Open-Source Fellowship
About the Fellowship
The Warren L. DeLano Memorial PyMOL Open-Source Fellowship is awarded by Schrӧdinger to supplement the income of an outstanding member of the PyMOL open-source community so that s/he can continue to develop free resources to help scientific progress and the community as a whole. This fellowship is named in honor of the original author of PyMOL, Warren DeLano, who sadly passed away in November of 2009.
Fellows perform their proposed tasks and submit written progress summaries every quarter. Schrödinger reviews the fellow's progress and, upon a positive review, the fellow is given a stipend of $2000 USD. Thus, each successful fellow receives a total stipend of $8000 USD per year.
How to Apply
Fellows are selected based upon their contribution to PyMOL's open-source scientific community. Those who selflessly give of themselves to help promote scientific progress, open-source projects, and PyMOL are considered.
Interested applicants should send one e-mail including the following to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cover letter
- Current CV
- Two page project proposal
A committee reviews all applications and announces the new fellow.
Tsjerk Wassenaar, PhD (2013—2014)
Tsjerk will augment PyMOL's ensemble-based analysis capabilities by adding real-time PCA and results visualization.
Jared Sampson (2013—2014)
Jared will focus his efforts on extending PyMOL's file writing capabilities to include support for COLLADA and other 3D formats. Jared also plans to take a foray into WebGL rendering support for PyMOL.
Thomas Holder (2011—2012)
Improving and extending the PyMOL plug-in architecture, including: script repository, GUI for fetching, package-based installation, saved user preferences, backwards compatibility, and more. Thomas will also help maintain the PyMOLWiki and pymol-users list.
Michael Lerner, PhD; (2010—2011)