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RISE: Secure Hardware & Embedded Systems Call for Research Projects

RISEThe Research Institute for Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems (RISE) is a joint venture of the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre). The institute aims to identify and address the key issues that underpin our understanding of hardware security, they currently have two schemes available:

 Call for Research Projects

Award Amount: £300,000 in total

Duration: 3 years

Deadline for Application: 31st July 2018

Applications will be accepted with the following areas of interest:

  • Micro-architectural and Analogue Security Evaluation
  • Automated Security Verification in EDA Tools and Software Tool Chains
  • Supply Chain Security
  • Hardware-based Security Services

For a detailed description of each area and for more information please visit the website.

Small Equipment Bids

Award Amount: up to £140,000, although expecting bids in the range of £20k – £50k

Duration: Equipment must be purchased by 15th February 2019

Deadline for Application: 31st July 2018

Funding through this scheme is entirely to cover the purchase cost of equipment (incl. VAT) The equipment must be used for a project which addresses one or more of the RISE research challenges or specific themes (detailed above).

For further information about this call please visit the website.

If you wish to apply for either of these calls or would like to discuss them further then please get in touch with the Research Development team via our email.

 

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Call: Research for understanding, mitigating and countering security threats

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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

Commissioning: Second Broad Topic Solicitation

 


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Regenerative Devices Industry Partnership Call

The Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre invites expressions of interest for its proof-of-concept awards in regenerative devices – industry partnership call. This enables academics and researchers working in close collaboration with medical technology industry partners to undertake proof of concept projects in regenerative medical devices and medical devices with enhanced regenerative functions.

Projects must align with one or more of the following specialist areas:

•directly implanted regenerative devices;

•enabling technologies for regenerative device development;

•companion technologies for regenerative device development;

•implantable medical devices with enhanced regenerative functions.

Awards are worth £100,000 each over two years.

Expression of Interest deadline: 30 Nov 16

Please visit UoL Medical Technologies for more information.


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GM AHSN Assistive Technology Call

The Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (GM AHSN) are now accepting applications for their Assistive Technology call ‘Reducing Social Isolation to Support Recovery, Health and Wellbeing’.

Interest and priority will be given to devices that:

  • Reduce social isolation within the ‘usual place of residence’ for the patient. This may be at home, in the community or a care home setting.
  • Address isolation caused by one or more of the following conditions; dementia; mental health problems; learning difficulties; cognitive impairment (e.g. post stroke); and vascular disease.

Other conditions and disease areas may be considered. Please email Philippa Peakman for specific advice.

The closing date for outline proposals is 10th January, 2016. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full research proposal (deadline 14th February, 2016).

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/1lhVBan

For support during your application, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.


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GM AHSN Technology Innovation Challenge

The GM AHSN (Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Centre Network) will soon welcome proposals for their Technology Innovation Challenge “Assistive Technologies – Reducing Social Isolation to support recovery, health and wellbeing” funding call.

The call is focused and prioritised towards devices that:

• Reduce social isolation within the ‘usual place of residence’ for the patient. This may be at home, in the community or a care home setting.
• Address isolation caused by one or more of the following conditions; dementia; mental health problems; learning difficulties; cognitive impairment (e.g. post stroke); and vascular disease.

Other conditions and disease areas may be considered.

The deadline for proposals is 10 Jan 2016.

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/1lhVBan or contact Pip Peakmean.

For support with your application, please contact you relevant Research Development Manager.