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Trust & Technology Initiative


Commissioning Call:  
ESRC Digital Security by Design Social Science Hub+ (discribe) 

Discribe (Digital Security by Design Social Science Hub+) is an ESRC-funded Hub+ that forms part of the wider Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) “Digital Security by Design” programme. Work proposed under this Call should not last more than 6 months and should run between 1st February 2021 and 31st July 2021. 

The upcoming call is for projects in 4 key areas:

  1. Economics of security hardware adoption: quantifying costs and benefits  
  2. Understanding secure and insecure practices across consumer chains of hardware security advances 
  3. Regulation, Policy and Cybersecurity 
  4. Social and Cultural Differences in the Adoption of Security Technologies 
Funding Volume
The total funding for this call is £200,000 (at 100% fEC) shared between successful projects, of which 80% will be funded by the DiScriBe Hub+.  
The Call is open to Higher Education Institutions, research organisations, charities, commercial companies, and individuals from the UK and overseas who can demonstrate a capability to deliver a high-quality programme of research. Interested partners without such experience should consider partnering with established research institutes.
4pm on 3rd Dec 2020.
For further details on subjects, methodology and format of submissions, please see the discribehub website.

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