Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)

TILT studies emerging technologies and their impact on the individual and society, recognizing the interplay between technology, regulation and fundamental values & human rights.

TILT Data Portability Fellowship 2019

In 2019, TILT will welcome up to two research fellows working in the area of data ownership, re-use, access and portability (broadly, data-enabled innovation). We particularly encourage candidates working in the area of non-personal data and the European data economy to apply. The selected fellows will become a part of an ongoing project of the institute and will be able to join the upcoming TILTing Perspectives conference that takes place from 15 to 17 May 2019.


The fellowship offers a unique opportunity to engage and collaborate with TILT’s interdisciplinary team of researchers who work on issues related to data protection, data ownership, data justice, data innovation and many other data-related topics. Research fellows will benefit from the following opportunities:

  • to present their research to expert audience in one of our weekly seminars,
  • to get feedback on their writing and draft papers,
  • to publish their work in our working paper series, and
  • to meet new experts in the area while helping to co-organize a data portability panel at the TILTing Perspectives conference.

About Fellowship

Time Frame: We offer a fellowship program that ranges from a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 6 months within the year 2019 (January to June period).

Costs and Allowances: TILT does not charge any fees. Fellows will have access to TILT’s facilities free of charge during their stay. They are allocated an office space and are part of the vibrant academic life at the institute for the period of their stay. Fellows are expected to have their own funding in order to take care of housing and living costs. Fellows can apply for a travel grant of up to 500 Euros.

About you

We are seeking talented people who are, at the moment, doctoral students or post-doctoral researchers, are fluent in English and interested to pursue their future careers in academia.

We will consider applicants who already conduct research in the area of data portability, ownership, access or re-use. This can include legal, interdisciplinary or entirely non-legal research. We particularly encourage early stage researchers to apply.

Required Documents
    • Curriculum vitae (max. 5 pages)
    • Motivation letter (explaining your expectations, research background, and general interest – max. 2 pages)
    • Research outline (explaining how your project relates to data portability and the specific research you propose to conduct during the fellowship - max. 2 pages)
    • 1 publication (or its draft) in English
    DEADLINE: 15 November 2018

    All application materials must be submitted via email to Inge Graef (i.graef@tilburguniversity.edu) and Martin Husovec (m.husovec@tilburguniversity.edu). In case you have any questions, please contact us at i.graef@tilburguniversity.edu