Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats: Commissioning Announcement for Social Science Research into Understanding, Mitigating and Countering Security Threats

This program supports innovative and forward-looking economic, behavioural, and social science research that will contribute to understanding of contemporary security threats, or research that enhances the UK’s capacity to detect and mitigate such threats. Proposals should address one of the following topics:

  • behaviour change;
  • information disclosure in online or virtual environments;
  • assessing the health of a relationship;
  • developing, measuring and maintaining rapport across different contexts;
  • moral injury and belief change;
  • individual differences in the adoption and use of new technology;
  • behavioural analytics;
  • human engagement with artificial and augmented intelligence;
  • misinformation and disinformation;
  • violent domestic extremism.

Funding & Duration

  • Short Projects (up to 6 months): Up to  £50,000 (approx. AUD $90,500) at 80% of the full economic cost
  • Long Projects (up to 12 months): Up to  £100,000 (approx. AUD $181,000) at 80% of the full economic cost


Research teams in HEIs, research organisations, charities and commercial companies as well as individual researchers from the UK and overseas, who can demonstrate a capability to deliver a high-quality programme of research, may apply. Proposals from researchers in all disciplines of the economic and social sciences are strongly encouraged, as are proposals that are interdisciplinary and involve collaborations between stakeholders and researchers.

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