Digital Trust Policy Fellowship Program

The Center for Digital Trust (C4DT) digital trust policy fellowship program supports scholars and practitioners working at the intersection of trust-building tech and public policy to identify, analyze, and respond to critical issues concerning digital trust, e.g., privacy protection, cyber security, artificial intelligence (AI) & machine learning (ML), digital ledgers, big data, or the internet of things (IoT). 

As a competence center uniting a technology-grounded approach, the extensive expertise of EPFL faculty, and trusted relationships with our private sector partners, the C4DT is uniquely positioned to promote the work of scholars building bridges between technologists, policymakers, and the public.

The program serves several key audiences.

  • For policymakers, we seek to provide in-depth, technology-grounded expertise and policy-relevant research on digital trust through policy papers, access to the latest research, and our events. 
  • For the public, the program serves as an avenue to promote tech-literacy (i.e., the ability to use, manage, understand, and assess technology), broadening the public’s understanding of how digital trust issues and their potential solutions affect their daily lives.
  • For academia, the program’s focus on establishing and building digital trust policy will also increase its visibility as a relevant field of expertise to specialize in for students and junior scholars.

Our C4DT digital trust policy fellows undertake focused research and produce cutting-edge, technology-grounded policy papers on current technological challenges and their social, political, or economic consequences. These papers will be part of a new policy paper series that aims to inform about digital trust issues at all political levels, including the general public, and to facilitate discussions about technological as well as regulatory solutions.


2024 C4DT Digital Trust Policy Fellowship Call

We are currently open for applications for our 2024 cohort. The deadline for submissions is 31. January 2024. Please see here our full CfA.

Successfull applicants will have the possibility to join one of our participating EPFL research labs. For more information, please see their lab websites.

We offer two informational session, held via Zoom, for prospective applicants:

  • 15. December 2023, 17:00 CEST
  • 15. January 2024, 17:00 CEST
  • 26. January 2024, 17:00 CEST

To sign-up and receive the Zoom link, please send an email to C4DTfellowship@epfl.ch.