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RISE Call for Research Projects: Secure Hardware & Embedded Systems

RISE Call for Research Projects:  Secure Hardware & Embedded Systems

The Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems is seeking to expand its research community and is inviting 3-year research proposals with funding of up to £300,000 each for approximately 3-5 academic research projects, funded by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), to form part of the institute.

Collaborative research projects with other UK academics and/or joint projects with industry that leverage funding from the industry partner are encouraged.

This call is now open and the key dates to note are as follows:

Call Closes31 July 2018
Panel Review and PrioritisationAugust-September 2018
Expected Start Date of Research ProjectsNovember 2018
Latest Completion Date of Research Projects31 March 2022

Assessment Process: This is a single stage process via a full proposal. Full proposals will be assessed by a prioritisation panel resulting in a rank ordered list.

Research Themes to be addressed in this Call

Prior to the launch of this grant call, a consultation exercise was held with the RISE Industry and Stakeholder Advisory Board (ISAB) to help inform the research themes to be addressed in the call. Their input was sought to help identify four main research themes and we are grateful to them for providing feedback based on their extensive expertise in the sector.

Based on the above consultation exercise, this call is seeking research projects related to the following specific research themes:

  • Micro-architectural and Analogue Security Evaluation 
  • Automated security verification in EDA tools and software tool chains 
  • Supply chain security 
  • Hardware-based security services

Additional information

Queries on this Call for Research Projects should be directed to: ResearchCalls@GCHQ.GSI.GOV.UK

For further information on RISE, please contact: Mr Stephen Sloan, RISE Business Development Manager, E-mail: Stephen.Sloan@qub.ac.uk Tel: 02890 971771.

RISE is also currently running a related “Call for Small Equipment Bids”, which may be of interest to applicants.

Download the call for research projects document here.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 31 July 2018.