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Blockchain Security Research Fellowship

by OpenZeppelin


Applications for 2022 Q3 class open until August 10th.

OpenZeppelin is a crypto-native software & security company, bringing foundational Web3 tooling, infrastructure, and security to builders and users of the decentralized economy.

The Fellowship 8-week program aims to onboard and fully prepare candidates to become full-time Blockchain Security Researchers. Fellows will have the opportunity to work closely with the OpenZeppelin team of world-class blockchain security experts to develop the knowledge and skills to kickstart their career in the space.

Hear from our past fellows:

“The fellowship program was an excellent opportunity for me in two ways. It not only allowed me to learn the foundations to become a blockchain security engineer, but also, and I think more importantly, showed me the openness and great energy from OpenZeppelin team. Since the very beginning and during the whole program, instructors and mentors were supportive and 100% focused on helping me to succeed.”
“It took the concepts I thought I knew and helped me turn them into concepts I truly know. It was filled with great people, had a great structure, and was a great experience. I wish I had access and support like this whenever I learn new things.”

Fellowship Program Timeline

Week 1 

Introduction and setup: Introduction to the company, the security research team and to your mentors and instructors.

Weeks 2 - 3

Kick off the coursework with basic auditing topics and start getting familiar with security mindset, best practice architecture and EVM vulnerabilities

Weeks 4 - 6

Continue with more advanced material to become an expert blockchain security engineer. Work together with your mentor and instructor on fully understanding, cryptography, defi, governance and more

Weeks 7 - 8

Directed Research Time and Work test: Select a topic together with your mentor and work on a research project of your interest. Finally, all of your auditing skills will be evaluated through a Security Research work test