CREST Commissioning Programme 2016

Following their successful 2015 commissioning programme, the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) is again seeking to identify and fund innovative and forward-looking economic, behavioural and social science research that will contribute to our understanding of contemporary security threats, or enhance the UK’s capacity to detect and mitigate such threats.

CREST conducts, commissions and communicates unclassified research on all aspects of understanding, countering and mitigating security threats. Members of CREST (a consortium of six UK universities led by Lancaster University) are engaged on a broad programme of research, including on violent ideologies and actors, online behaviour, effective interviewing, and protective security.

CREST is funded by the UK’s security and intelligence agencies, in partnership with the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and has an ambitious programme for commissioning new research.

This commissioning call 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 6 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.