The Warren L. DeLano Memorial PyMOL Open-Source Fellowship is awarded by Schrödinger 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.
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 email@example.com.
A committee reviews all applications and announces the new fellow.
Blaine will work on his PyMOL snippets library and develop supporting material to improve its accessibility and ease of use.
Mateusz and Paul are our first fellow "team". Together they will work on tools for molecular dynamics analysis.
Julian will work on automated view selection for molecular structures.
Osvaldo will work on extending PyMOL's capabilities to visualize and model glycans and glycoconjugated molecules.
(2014-2015 project) Jared will work on a MolProbity plugin for PyMOL.
(2013-2014 project) Jared will focus his efforts on extending PyMOL's file writing capabilities to include support for COLLADA and other 3D formats.
Tsjerk will augment PyMOL's ensemble-based analysis capabilities by adding real-time PCA and results visualization.
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.