Chevening Western Balkans Cyber Security Fellowship

This fellowship is closed for applications. 

The Chevening Western Balkans Cyber Security Fellowship is aimed at mid-career professionals with demonstrable leadership potential in the field of cyber security or cyber policy in the Western Balkans.

This fellowship provides fellows with an understanding of policy and legislative approaches in cyber security and its implications for national security, commercial opportunity, crime prevention, and the right to privacy. 

The fellowship is funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

About the fellowship programme

The Chevening Western Balkans Cyber Security Fellowship is a 10-week fully funded residential programme delivered at Cranfield University at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.

The fellowship will focus on:

  • Cyber threats, including: the threat landscape, threat and risk assessment, the implications for national security, and the relevance of internet governance structures; and the protection of critical national infrastructure;
  • The economics of online business, cyber security consumer awareness and consumer protection, technology adoption challenges, the relevance of open source, and effective technology adoption by consumers;
  • Cyber-crime and internet law, including the economic impact of cyber-crime, domestic and international approaches to countering cyber-crime, internet law, law enforcement concerns, privacy concerns, the use and abuse of social media, and accountability in cyberspace;
  • Relevant issues and challenges particular to the UK and the Western Balkans.

The next programme will commence in January 2019 for ten weeks at Cranfield University.

What does this fellowship include?

Each fellowship includes:

  • Full programme fees
  • Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
  • Return economy flight from your home country to the UK

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for a Chevening Western Balkans Cyber Security Fellowship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of and currently live in one of the following: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, or Serbia. You must not hold British nationality.
  • Have at least seven years’ relevant work experience prior to applying.
  • Have significant work experience in cyber security, cyber crime or cyber policy issues.
  • Have good working knowledge of English which may be assessed by qualified English language assessor, OR in the application form and at interview.
  • Have a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application.
  • Agree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and expectations of the fellowship.

How to apply?

Applications for this fellowship are closed. If you are conditionally selected, please familiarise yourself with the placement timeline.