Go Science: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Intelligence

Go Science: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Intelligence

The Government Office for Science is seeking candidates for the 2020 round of UK Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. These fellowships are designed for outstanding early career STEM researchers. These fellowships are advertised annually, and seek to promote unclassified basic research in areas of interest to the intelligence, security and defence communities. The Fellowships are aimed at early career researchers from all branches of science and engineering who have up to four years postdoctoral experience. Each application for the Fellowships is capped at a maximum grant of £200,000 over a two-year period

Topics for the 2020 application cycle include:

  • Determining the impact and use of synthetic biology methods to create existing, modified or new pathogens
  • Near-field explosive properties, understanding the effect of short duration, high intensity environments on adjacent material   
  • Detecting needles in haystacks – how can quantum sensors help improving security screening
  • Measuring deterrence success of public assistance measures
  • Generation of novel sensors for chemical detection
  • Pattern dection (structural) within large complex network graphs
  • Agile manufacturing of multi-constituent metamaterial inspired electromagnetic devices
  • An investigation of 5G technology and the threats it presents for the security community and identification of countermeasure opportunities
  • Research into future millimetre wave wireless systems propagation in modern built and secure environments
  • Smart cities, multimedia mesh networking
  • Automated component recognition for hardware assurance
  • Improving energy storage and energy harvesting in IoT wireless sensor nodes#
  • Modelling the effects of mechanical stress for batteries in wearable applications
  • Propagation-resistant safe battery packs without compromising on high energy densities
  • Robust physical layer security for wireless communications
  • Improving quantum and optical sensors using machine learning techniques
  • Reconfigurable broadband RF metamaterials
  • Reasoning for autonomous domain specific robots
  • Cyber influence on behaviour change: Prevalence, predictors, progress and prevention
  • Explainable and trustworthy artificial intelligence

Applications for the 2020 round are now open and will be closed at 4pm on Monday 06 April 2020. Learn more here.