CREST looking for new research proposals

CREST_Logo1 smallThe Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) conducts, commissions and communicates unclassified research on all aspects of understanding, countering and mitigating terrorism and other security threats.

CREST is funded by the UK’s security and intelligence agencies, in partnership with the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council, and has an ambitious programme for commissioning new research.  It is a consortium of six UK universities (Bath, Birmingham, Cranfield, Lancaster, Portsmouth and the West of England) led by Lancaster University and brings together world leading researchers to deliver a national hub for independent research, training and knowledge synthesis.

The second commissioning call went live on 31 October 2016 and is open to Higher Education Institutions, research organisations, charities, commercial companies, and individuals from the UK and overseas, who can demonstrate a capability to deliver a high-quality programme of research.

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for activities that address areas of both theoretical and practical importance, including workshops, and research projects of short (up to six months) and longer (up to 12 months) duration.  These projects could include high quality synthesis and communication of existing research, and original empirical research involving all forms of qualitative and quantitative analysis, including case studies, proof-of-concept studies, and methodological developments.

Details about how to apply can be found here.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2017.

 

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