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. For applicants with a MSc. we expect a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant professional experience.
  • 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/EEA-nationality, or possess a valid Swiss work permit).


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

  • First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills in English.
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in one or more areas of digital trust technology and strong interest in public policy through their current or previous work (including related coursework).
  • Ability to translate technological competence and research into policy-related analyses and recommendations for action, geared towards (international) policy-makers, governments, expert workgroups, as well as the general public.
  • Ability to explain technology to those that aren’t as familiar with technology tools or concepts.
  • Be 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 be able to work on-site for the majority of the stay.

If you have questions, please get in touch with the C4DT Digital Trust Fellowship Program manager at C4DTfellowship@epfl.ch.