CYD Fellowships

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 second call for proposals is now open with a rolling call for Master Thesis Fellowship applications. The call for Doctoral and Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship applications is now closed, but details on future calls will be published soon.

Cyber-Defence Campus: research, development and training for cyber defence

A Talent Program for Cyber-Defence Research

Cyber-threats have been accelerating due to the exponential growth of network connectivity. These new capabilities provide myriad opportunities for security hackers to wreak significant damage for commercial, political, or other gains.

CYD Fellowships are designed to promote new solutions to major challenges in the fields of security and data science by bringing together basic and applied research in cyber-defence.

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.

Interested researchers may apply twice a year for Doctoral and Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships.  Both new applications and resubmissions are strongly encouraged.

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CYD Master Thesis Fellowships

Living allowance and research funds for 6 months

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CYD Doctoral Fellowships

Salary, research and conference funds for 4 years (with a possible one-year extension)

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CYD Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships

Salary, research and conference funds for up to 2 years

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Application deadline

A rolling call for Master Thesis Fellowship applications is open.

The second call for Doctoral and Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships applications was closed on 31 August 2020. Details on future calls will be published soon.

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Application toolkit

Please, read carefully all documents available in the application toolkit to prepare your application.

 

The toolkit for Master Thesis Fellowship applications is available here.

 

The application toolkit for Doctoral and Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship applications will be available soon.

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Submission platform

Access the application platform here.

The CYD Fellowships are supported by armasuisse Science and Technology

Contact

Research Office

Av. Auguste-Piccard 1
CH – 1015 Lausanne


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