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Digital Democracy Centre and TrygFonden Fellowship Program

Status: Closed

  • Fellowships

Organisation: Digital Democracy Centre

Deadline: 24/10/2023

Location: Denmark

The Digital Democracy Centre is launching a new fellowship program with support from TrygFonden, beginning in the spring of 2024.

The program aims to foster collaboration between researchers, journalists, and policymakers in exploring the impact of digital technology and AI on media, politics, and democracy. Through the fellowship program, selected fellows will have the opportunity to generate new knowledge, contribute to the public debate, develop new networks, collaborate with DDC and its partners, and produce tangible outreach outputs such as policy briefs, educational packages, and talks.

The fellowship program offers either a salary subsidy or a stipend to help with travel and/or housing.

The organization of each individual fellowship will include a team of researchers from DDC with a primary mentor/host, as well as relevant external partners to DDC who actively engage in the collaboration with the fellow.


  • The purpose of the Fellowship Program is to utilize and leverage the knowledge of DDC in a new way. The objective is to generate new knowledge and foster interaction between TrygFonden, DDC, new and existing partners of DDC, and the selected fellows.
  • Accepted fellows are eligible for various benefits, which may include financial support, access to DDC’s research resources and networks, mentorship opportunities, and a platform to showcase their work. The specific benefits and support provided may differ based on the agreement between the individual fellow, DDC, and any partnering organizations.

Types of Fellows

  • The Digital Democracy Centre/TrygFonden fellowship program welcomes a diverse range of fellows. The target group of the fellowship program will be researchers and journalism graduates who may currently hold various positions in national and international research and educational institutions as well as in media organizations, ministries, NGOs, etc.
  • As such, the Digital Democracy Centre/TrygFonden fellowship offers three types of fellowships:
    academic fellows (who do research on technology and democracy);
    journalist fellows (who cover technology and democracy);
    policy fellows (who contribute to the regulatory debate on technology and democracy).


  • Fellows are expected to actively engage in activities related to DDC, collaborate with other fellows or researchers within DDC, participate in seminars or workshops, and contribute to the overall objectives of the fellowship program and DDC. They are also required to present their findings, e.g. participate in public outreach activities.


  • The length of the fellowship is flexible (3-12 months), as well as the content and the candidates’ backgrounds.

Learn more here and apply.

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