Joint Israel-UK Research in Cyber Security

Proposals for new projects in any area relevant to cyber security from new or established partnerships.  Balanced programme of research in which the individual projects can work together to maximise mutual benefit.

Joint Israel-UK Research in Cyber Security

 

Key points/focus:

The challenges of cyber security are global and do not respect national boundaries. Solutions to the problems with which we are faced will need to be developed and implemented in a shared way to reflect this fact.  This call is open to proposals, in any area of research, which have real potential to enhance our understanding of cyber security and strengthen relationships between researchers in the UK and Israel.  In particular, projects are welcomed which address shared challenges in:

  1. Smart authentication and identity management
  2. Governance and regulation of cyber security
  3. Privacy assurance and perceptions
  4. Mobile and Cloud security
  5. Human aspects of security or usable security
  6. Cyber-resilient systems

Other comments:

The key to success in the call will be the identification of a programme of work which is of high scientific quality and truly collaborative, a balanced programme of research in which the individual projects can work together to maximise mutual benefit.  Collaborators will need to prepare a single, unified, proposal which describes a full programme of work in both countries.  Building on previous initiatives intended to foster stronger research links between Israel and the UK, the Agencies would like to strengthen collaboration between our nations’ best cyber security researchers. The challenges of cyber security are global and do not respect national boundaries.  Solutions to the problems with which we are faced will need to be developed and implemented in a shared way to reflect this fact.  Proposals must request funding for a new programme of concurrent research activity in both Israel and the UK.  Funding for the approved projects depends on the availability of funds in the State Budget of both countries.

Applications Procedure:

The UK lead applicant is responsible for final submission of the proposal using the UK Research Councils’ Joint electronic Submission System (Je-S). While the process of developing the content of the proposal will need to be shared between the partner researchers in Israel and the UK, responsibility for submitting the full application to EPSRC will rest with the UK lead, as only UK organisations can access the EPSRC’s Je-S system.  Israeli partners must be affiliated with an Academic Institution, meaning an accredited institution of higher learning in Israel, according to the Council for Higher Education Law, 1958, or a public research institute with experience in the relevant fields. For eligibility criteria, see the EPSRC Funding Guide.

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