Eligibility and Requirements

C4DT Digital Trust Policy Fellowship


Applicants must at a minimum fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Advanced degree such as MSc. or PhD., preferably in computer science or engineering.
  • Professionals with a university degree in another area should have substantial experience working in or studying the technology sector.
  • Be eligible to work in Switzerland (i.e., either hold Swiss or EU/EFTA-nationality, or possess a valid Swiss work permit).

Your profile

Recent MSc. or PhD. graduates, researchers, and professionals (e.g., technologists, lawyers, journalists, or NGO officers, etc.) who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

  • Excellent analytical, communications, research, and writing skills in English.
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in one or more areas related to digital trust technology and a strong interest in public policy.
  • Interest and openness to interdisciplinary work.
  • Experience in policy writing is desirable but not required. Science communication coaching and editorial support will be provided.
  • Ability to explain complex technology to those who are not familiar with technology tools or concepts.
  • Self-starters who are confident in leading personal projects and conducting independent research, but are also prepared for various rounds of peer-review with C4DT staff and EPFL professors.
  • Be able to make a full-time commitment to the Fellowship Program and to work on-site for the majority of the fellowship.

If you have questions, please get in touch with the C4DT Digital Trust Fellowship Program manager at C4DTfellowship@epfl.ch and sign up for one of the informational sessions.

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

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

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