The latest UKRI Protecting Citizens Online programme funding call was launched at the end of May 2021. There will be approximately £11M available to fund 4 successful large proposals.
To support the UKRI, the REPHRAIN centre ran an information event to bring together members of the academic and industry community. The focus of the event was to provide the opportunity for interested parties to engage with each other and to support the synthesis of ideas for potential proposals. As with other UKRI calls there will be an emphasis for successful proposals to have strong engagement with external stakeholders.
As part of the event’s agenda, three panels were ran, each chaired by a member of the REPHRAIN Strategic Board. The panels were based around the three research themes that the funding call hopes to address (further details of these can be found in the REPHRAIN scoping document):
1. Understanding citizens’ needs and empowering them in ever changing threat contexts
2. Navigating information asymmetries between state, companies and citizens
3. What does good or balanced look like?
Thank you to all who attended, the presentation slide deck can be found here.