Cybersecurity - Digital Security & Privacy

This call opens the way for fundamental and applied cybersecurity research to be undertaken within the context of a single project. Each proposal requires the formation of a consortium involving at least one accredited knowledge institute and at least one non-academic private co-financier.

Purpose

This call opens the way for fundamental and applied cybersecurity research to be undertaken within the context of a single project. Each proposal requires the formation of a consortium involving at least one accredited knowledge institute and at least one non-academic private co-financier.

Who can apply

Applications may be submitted on behalf of consortia consisting of at least one academic researcher (main applicant) and (optional) co-applicants (academic or university of applied sciences), and at least one private cofinancier.

An applicant must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification and must participate in the project. The main applicant and co-applicants must have a doctorate from or be a professor at a Dutch university.

Applicants must have employment contracts for at least the duration of the project or hold a tenure track appointment at a Knowledge Institute recognised by NWO. Researchers at universities of applied sciences must demonstrate sufficient experience in the relevant field of research and in overseeing scientific research, and may only act as co-applicant. 

What to apply for

In a multidisciplinary multi-domain project, a minimum of two and a maximum of three fixed term scientific positions may be applied for.

In a monodisciplinary or mono-domain multidisciplinary project, a minimum of one and a maximum of two fixed term scientific positions can be funded.

Applications of both variants may, in addition, include financing for researchers at universities of applied sciences and/or non scientific personnel, each up to a maximum of € 100,000.

When to apply

  • The deadline for the submission of (mandatory) pre-proposals was 24 January 2019, 14:00 CE(S)T.
  • The deadline for the submission of full proposals was 16 April 2019, 14:00 CE(S)T.   

Assessment

Criteria

  1. Scientific quality of the research proposal (35%)
  2. Quality of the consortium (35%)
  3. Relevance and knowledge utilization (30%) 

Procedure

Preregistration is a mandatory part of the application process. The first step in the appraisal of the preregistrations involves checking whether the preregistration meets the aims of the call and wether it satisfies all procedural conditions. All eligible proposals will be sent to independent, international referees for consideration.

The referees' anonymized comments/recommendations will then be returned to the relevant applicants, who will have the opportunity to submit written responses. An assessment committee, established by the Executive Boards of NWO domains Science and Humanities and Social Sciences, will consider the proposals received and the associated documentation (referees' reports and responses) both in relation to one another and on their own merits, by reference to the assessment criteria for this call for proposals.

The Executive Board of NWO's SGW Domain will consider the assessment committee's advice and decide whether a grant should be awarded in each case. 

The timeline of the assessment procedure has been adjusted. We expect to communicate the outcome of the Cybersecurity: digital Security and Privacy call in January 2020.

 


Details

Status

Temporarily closed for application

Deadline

16 April 2019 14:00

Grant type

Cooperation and Exchange

Budget

A budget of 5.5 million euro is available for applications.

Science area

Exact and Natural Sciences Social Sciences and Humanities Nationaal Regieorgaan Praktijkgericht Onderzoek

Objective

Thematic research and public -private partnership (2015-2018)

Partners

Topsectors ICT and Creative Industry, COMMIT2DATA

Contact

Dr. Astrid van der Sar Dr. Astrid van der Sar +31 (0)70 3494268 a.vandersar@nwo.nl