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 2018

In 2018, TILT will welcome up to two research fellows working in the area of data ownership, re-use and portability (broadly, data-enabled innovation). The selected fellows will become a part of an ongoing project of the institute and will be able to join an upcoming conference that will be organized in spring 2018.


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 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 2018 (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.

For our 2018 class of fellows, we will consider applicants who already conduct research in the area of data portability, ownership or data 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, including deliverables and time-line - max. 2 pages)
  • 1 publication (or its draft) in English

DEADLINE: 31 December 2017

All application materials must be submitted to the email below. In case you have any questions, please contact us at m.husovec@tilburguniversity.edu.