The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) is seeking to 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. Individual researchers and research teams in academic institutions, research organisations, SMEs, and industry are eligible for commissioning funds.
Successful applicants will become part of CREST’s larger research programme, benefiting from resources for translating and communicating evidence for impact, and opportunities for sustained interaction with the user community.
Applicants are invited to submit proposals for workshops, short projects and long projects by 31 January 2017.
Applicants should propose a programme of work that addresses one of the following topics:
- Behaviour change
- Information disclosure in online/virtual environments
- Information disclosure across contexts
- Enhancing long-term memory for complex events
- Assessing the health of a relationship
- Measuring rapport
- Security and discretion
- Investigative decision making under pressure
- Making decisions about information value
- Scenario planning and prediction
- Terrorist and counter-terrorist actions and decisions
- Impact of organisational change on counterproductive work behaviour
- Indirect assessment and risk management
- Individual differences in the adoption and use of new technology