CYD Fellowships Cyber-Defence Research for Doctoral and Postdoc Fellows in Switzerland 2021

EPFL and the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus invite applications for the CYD Fellowships Cyber-Defence Research for Doctoral and Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships in Switzerland for the 2021/22 academic session.

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

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 defense.

Worth of Award

The CYD Doctoral Fellowships cover

  • Salary contribution (incl. social security benefitsbased on the salary scale associated with the applicant’s position in the host institution.
  • Research costs: A maximum amount of CHF 3’000 per year.
  • Conference costs: A maximum amount of CHF 6’000 per year.

Similarly, the CYD Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships covers

  • Salary contribution (including social security benefits) based on the salary scale associated with the applicant’s position in the host institution.
  • Research costs: a maximum amount of CHF 3’000.
  • Conference costs: a maximum amount of CHF 6’000.
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Eligibility

In relations to CYD Doctoral Fellowships,

  • Citizens of any nationality may apply.
  • No age restrictions apply.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program at a Swiss higher education institution and have the endorsement of a professor employed in this institution willing to supervise them when they submit their Stage 2 application.
  • Applicants may seek the endorsement of a professor employed at a school of applied sciences, but they must provide written confirmation at Stage 2 that they are simultaneously enrolled in a doctoral program at a Swiss university.
  • Applicants may request funding for less than four years only if they have already completed the first two years of their doctoral program and the requested funding period coincides with the completion of their PhD thesis.

As far as the CYD Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships go,

  • Citizens of any nationality may apply.
  • No age restrictions apply.
  • Applicants must have the endorsement of a professor employed at a Swiss higher education institution willing to supervise them when they submit their Stage 2 application.
  • Applicants are only eligible to apply if they will conduct their postdoctoral research funded by a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship in a different laboratory from the one of their doctoral and (if applicable) of their current postdoctoral research.
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How to Apply

All applications should be made online via the official website.

Deadline: The deadline for Doctoral and Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship applications is August 16, 2021 (17:00 CEST).

 

Click here for more details and to apply

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