Legal Research Fellowship

For legal postgraduate researchers

The EBU Legal Research Fellowship (which is funded) offers an outstanding postgraduate researcher in the broadcasting/media law field (Ph.D or postdoctoral level) the opportunity to join the EBU Legal & Policy Department for a period of 4-6 months.

The EBU has a unique pan-European overview of the changing media landscape. It is a fast moving and dynamic environment at the heart of public service media in Europe.

The Legal & Policy Department is a centre of excellence for EU copyright law and media law, comprising 12 lawyers, all specialists in their specific area of expertise, ranging from competition law, IP law, media law and sports law.

The Department provides EBU Members with expert legal advice on all aspects of their business, works closely with EU institutions on drafting and assessing key legislation and also acts as an indispensable forum for Members to compare and exchange their experience.

During his/her tenure, the Fellow will be fully involved in the day-to-day work of the Department, including advising Members, leading workshops, and managing specific projects based on current EBU priorities. We anticipate that the Fellow will able to contribute to our learning and, at the same time, learn from us.

How to apply

Candidates should email a CV along with a short motivation statement to Dr Richard Burnley, EBU Legal & Policy Director (

Contact details

Richard Burnley
Legal & Policy Director
+41 22 717 25 13