Robert Bosch Fellowship at EDAM’s Cyber Policy Program 2018, Turkey, UK


June 15, 2018

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Robert Bosch Fellowship at EDAM’s Cyber Policy Program 

As Turkey’s leading security and public policy think tank, EDAM is launching a research program focusing on cyber issues. The research program will seek to contribute to the global debate through the Turkish perspective and experience on cyber security issues. Boasting a young and vibrant population of almost 80 million, along with a rapid increase in internet access and smartphone use, Turkey is one of the most important case studies related to how developing democracies handle topics such as internet freedom, online citizenship, cyber security, and data confidentiality. To that end, EDAM seeks to fill in a significant gap in both the mainstream debate on cyber-governance and cyber-security and in understanding how these debates affect Turkey’s citizenship and governance perspectives. In doing so, EDAM is launching a cyber policy research program that is set to transform EDAM into a center of excellence and competence on cyber-related policy issues. With the support of the German Robert Bosch Stiftung, EDAM is also launching the Robert Bosch Cyber Policy Fellowship as a complement to EDAM’s Cyber Policy Program. The Fellowship program will seek to enhance knowledge and practical research skills of young public policy fellows to increase the expertise on this topic in Turkey and to improve EDAM’s institutional knowhow for ensuring more effective contributions to emerging debates on cyber-related issues. 


The Fellowship will cover a one-year affiliation with EDAM. As part of the Fellowship, the expert will be based in University of Oxford, UK for 6 months working at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII). The first term of the fellowship program will primarily focus on social media network analysis and its implications for public policy. The rest of the Fellowship will be at EDAM where fellows will be asked to write three policy papers that build on the acquired know-how on social media network analysis. The papers are set to cover subjects like analysis and effectiveness of state-led counter radicalization strategies, as well as the social media network analysis, the Turkish Diaspora and the Russia-led disinformation campaigns. The aim is to develop a good understanding of the most recent and advanced debates in how state-society relations interact in the social media space by taking a close look at how the evolving technology for social media network analysis creates new policy options with operational consequences for government actors. All fellows are expected and encouraged to take actively part in future EDAM cyber projects and events, as well as acting as leading Turkey-based cyber experts for the international scholarly community. All returning fellows will be offered a temporary paid research term at EDAM.

Who can apply?

Candidates for the Robert Bosch Cyber Policy Fellowship will be chosen among young and promising academics that have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields and want to enrich this specialization within the international relations, security, intelligence and global politics context of cyber debates. Ideal candidates have recently earned their Ph.D. or are in the earlier phases of their careers with a proven interest in international relations, NATO policies and/or security/intelligence studies with an interest in how these policy areas are affected by and in turn, affect, cyber politics, data policy and the Internet. Midlevel career candidates will also be considered. All candidates should have excellent English skills.


Please send your completed application form by email to the Program Coordinator, Ms. Gökçe Uçar at 

About EDAM

The Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM) is an independent think tank based in Istanbul. EDAM aims to contribute to the policy-making process within and outside Turkey by producing and disseminating research on the policy areas that are shaping Turkey’s position within the emerging global order. EDAM’s main areas of research are Turkish foreign and security policy, Turkey- EU relations, international economics and the management of globalization, energy and climate change policies.

About Robert Bosch Stiftung

The Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH is one of Europe’s largest foundations associated with a private company. In its charitable work, it addresses social issues at an early stage and develops exemplary solutions. For this purpose, it plans and implements its own projects. Additionally, it supports third-party initiatives that have similar goals. The Robert Bosch Stiftung is active in the areas of health, science, society, education, and international relations.

Moreover, in the coming years, the Foundation will increasingly direct its activities on three focus areas:

  • Migration, Integration, and Inclusion
  • Social Cohesion in Germany and Europe
  • Sustainable Living Spaces

Since it was established in 1964, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has invested around 1.6 billion euros in charitable work.

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May 18, 2018
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