Research Fellow Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)
About TILT’s Research Fellows
maintains formal research links with academics who are engaged in collaborative
activities with the Institute in research and teaching. This opportunity is for
colleagues who seek to deeply engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary
exploration of topics related to TILT’s research in law, technology and
society. We invite applications from individuals from around the globe and
encourage applications from a diverse group of experts committed to delivering
a contribution to the regulation of technologies and technology-related
societal innovation. The candidate’s research interests and activities during
the visit should be in line with TILT’s mission, focal areas and competences. Research
Fellows must be willing to contribute to gaining a deeper understanding of the
complex ways in which technology, regulation, and normative outlooks interact
and shape each other.
Fellows are expected to spend significant time at TILT, hence the Institute offers work space, computing and library facilities (more information under Practical Matters). Research Fellows are prepared to give occasional guest lectures, research seminars or master classes. They can take part in all academic and social events at TILT.
position of Research Fellow is open to (postdoc) researchers and academic staff
from both within and outside European Union countries.
Research Fellows are appointed for one semester or one year. Applications can be made at any time, but at least 4 months prior to the date of intended arrival. Because office space is limited, early application is advised.
Start Autumn semester: September
Start Spring semester: January
Tilburg is a city located in the south of the Netherlands. It has over 200.000 inhabitants and ranked sixth in the top 10 of largest cities in the country. It is strategically located between Amsterdam and Brussels: when travelling by train you will reach Amsterdam within 1,5 hours, while Brussels is only 2 hours away. It makes Tilburg the perfect operating base if you want to conduct research in Europe. This is enhanced by the high quality of research and education at Tilburg University in general and TILT in particular.
The Montesquieu building, in which TILT is located, provides office and
conference space, as well as a large learning center on the ground floor that
provides students and visiting scholars with a study area containing all the IT
facilities that they need in an open and modern environment. TILT benefits from
up-to-date computing facilities, providing Research Fellows access to the
Internet, various electronic research tools, and the University's extensive
network of resources. Each Research Fellow is allocated a work space within
TILT which is equipped with a desktop PC, wifi is provided.
will assist the Research Fellow in finding accommodation during his/her stay,
if necessary. The Dutch Scientific Organization (NWO) has funds available to
sponsor visiting researchers (foreign senior researchers; max. 12 months).
Application deadline: 3 months before arrival date. For more information check NWO.
visitors are advised to bear in mind that the cost of a visit to the Institute
will include the following elements:
- Visa (if applicable);
- Resident permit (if applicable);
- Transportation: depending on distance;
- Accommodation: the average cost for a two-bedroom flat in Tilburg is now about €850 till €1200 per month for a furnished apartment (gas & electricity mostly included). It is possible to rent a room in a shared house from €425 till €1200 for furnished rooms/apartments (gas & electricity included).
- Maintenance: visitors without a family should expect to spend approximately €70,00 per week on food. Additional funds would be required for entertainment etc. When accompanied by a family, costs will increase;
- Research related expenses: travel, secretarial, telephone/fax etc. These will vary according to the nature of the research being done.
TILT is not in a position to provide financial assistance to Research Fellows. They should therefore obtain funding through other means such as an outside grant or award, a home institution, or other forms of scholarship.
Required Application Materials
An applicationform can be found here.
Please add the following information (copies of documents) to the application:
- Outline of research: work program, max. 3 pages
- Proof of financial support
- Name, address and e-mail address of two academic referees including letters of recommendation
- Curriculum Vitae (including publication list).
Send your application to the TILT secretariat: email@example.com