Cyber-Defence (CYD) Fellowships: 7th Call for Master Thesis, Doctoral and Distinguished Postdoctoral Applications in Switzerland

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Submission deadline: 15 Febbraio 2023

Submission deadline: 15 February 2023 (17:00 CEST)


To promote research and education in cyber-defence, the EPFL and the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus have jointly launched the “CYD Fellowships – A Talent Program for Cyber-Defence Research.”

The CYD Fellowships is a talent program for cyber-defence research. It offers master thesis, doctoral, and distinguished postdoctoral fellowships to candidates with an outstanding academic and, if applicable, professional track record. This program is highly competitive, and the primary evaluation criterion is excellence, as measured by academic records and professional accomplishments. Candidates applying for a CYD fellowship are expected to have excellent grade transcripts.

CYD fellows are hosted by a higher education institution in Switzerland and conduct their research at the CYD Campus located on the premises of EPFL and ETHZ and in its office in Thun. The CYD Campus is a cyber-competence center acting as an anticipation platform for identifying and assessing technologies, commercial and social cyber trends, as well as the resulting usage scenarios.

Funding and duration

CYD Master Thesis Fellowship: Living allowance and research funds for 6 months duration;

CYD Doctoral Fellowship: Salary, research and conference funds for 4 years (with a possible one-year extension);

CYD Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship: Salary, research and conference funds for up to 2 years.

Applicant Workshop

An online applicant workshop will be held on 25 January 2023 from 10.00 to 10.45. The registration link to the event is available here.