Multidisciplinary research between the cyber-security Research Institutes

We are inviting ambitious proposals for research activities to bridge across the different cyber-security research communities operating under the four joint EPSRC-NCSC Research Institutes. The successful projects will be of a scale to add strategically important capacity and capability to the vibrant ecosystem of cyber security research and practice in the UK. They will ensure the country’s expertise is working together as a team and being employed to help to solve problems of strategic significance to the UK, that have recently been summarised in the National Cyber Security Centre’s Problem Book.

This call has been developed in close conjunction with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). £4 million (at 80% FEC) is available to support up to eight projects.

Proposals will be sent to expert postal peer review before being assessed by a prioritisation panel composed of experts from academia, users and government representatives.

Please note that you must read the full Call document for guidance before submitting your proposal

Key Dates:



Call open 9 July 2020
Call close 16:00, 15 September 2020
Prioritisation panel February 2021
Decision March 2021

Additional information: Applicants do not need to be current members of one of the Research Institutes or an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR). However, if they are not, they will be expected to become active members of this community if they are successful.

Contacts: Miriam Dowle, Senior Portfolio Manager

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