Each presented paper will have a designated expert discussant. This discussant will provide comprehensive comments on the paper. Following this, a broader discussion involving all workshop participants will be held.
Both established and junior cybersecurity researchers and practitioners are welcome to present their research. Special emphasis is given to encourage submissions from junior scholars to support their growth in the field.
Participants can present their research to the community. To ensure constructive feedback, we assign an expert discussant to every paper, who offers in-depth comments before opening up the discussion to all attendees.
The workshops are held monthly, with each session lasting an hour.
The European Cybersecurity Research Workshop is a platform for cybersecurity researchers and practitioners to showcase and receive feedback on their research projects and papers. The workshops are held virtually via Zoom.
Upon graduation, fellows become part of the ECCRI’s Alumni network. Here, they receive continued support from the ECCRI team, its partnership network, and fellow Alumni in their professional journey.
No, there are no application fees.
Yes, travel and lodging costs related to relevant fellowship events are covered by ECCRI and its partners for the selected applicants.
Yes, fellows can apply for travel grants to attend major cybersecurity events. In addition, networking events, and updates about the latest opportunities in the field are provided.
Fellows participate in regular career and skills-building workshops led by top experts. Topics range from writing effective op-eds to understanding EU cyber policy and technical threat intelligence.
Fellows also receive support in policy-related writing and have priority editorial access to Binding Hook, ECCRI’s media outlet.
Yes, unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years, taking feedback into account, and showcasing further developments in their career or academic pursuits.
We are looking for people from a wide variety of backgrounds, including government, civil society, the private sector, journalism and academia, with a strong interest in cyber security and a passion for driving change.
Applicants need to submit an essay and their CV. Essay topics will be announced during the call for applications.
The selection process is highly competitive as we receive applications from many talented professionals across Europe. We encourage applicants to thoroughly prepare and showcase their passion and expertise in cybersecurity policy.
The ECCRI European Cybersecurity Fellowship lasts for one year.
To be eligible for the fellowship, candidates must meet the following criteria:
The next call for applications opens in December 2023.
The 2023-2024 fellowship is made possible through institutional collaborations with Microsoft, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Malta, and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.
The ECCRI European Cybersecurity Fellowship is a year-long program to develop highly talented young European professionals who are interested in accelerating their career in cybersecurity policy.