Gain recognition as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research

Created:  10 Oct 2016
Updated:  10 Oct 2016
Recognising UK universities conducting world class cyber security research.

Research and innovation carried out by the UK’s thriving academic and business sectors underpins our world-leading cyber security capability. The Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) scheme continues to be a key part of Government’s approach to maintaining and enhancing the UK’s reputation as a global leader in cutting edge research. 

The scheme makes collaboration and knowledge sharing between the best of the UK academic sector, business and government easier. It encourages exploitation of current leading-edge research and the identification of the future work needed to ensure the UK is well prepared to meet coming cyber security challenges and threats.

The EPSRC, in partnership with GCHQ, is issuing a new call to all UK universities wishing to apply for recognition as an ACE-CSR.  This call applies both to universities currently recognised who wish to extend their recognition for a further 5 years, and to universities not previously recognised.

An institution whose submission is successful in this call will be able to hold the title of ‘Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research’ for a period of 5 years, subject to complying with appropriate terms and conditions of membership of the scheme. They will also be supported by an EPSRC research grant.

The deadline for applications is 12 December 2016.

All details are contained within the application form found in the downloads section of this page, but more information on ACE can be found here. If you have any queries they should be directed to (EPSRC).


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