CREST is pleased to announce that it will shortly be releasing a new call for commissioned projects.

This new round of commissioning is made possible by funds from the UK’s Home Office. These funds are administered by the Economic and Social Research Council, which safeguards the academic independence and rigour of CREST’s work.

The call will be 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 on short projects (<6 months), with indicative costs of £70,000.

Successful applicants will become part of CREST’s larger research programme, benefiting from resources for translating and communicating evidence for impact, and opportunities for sustained interaction with our key stakeholders – including UK and overseas governments.

The indicative topics are:

  1. Disengagement and desistence literature review and infographics.
  2. Drivers of involvement in terrorism
  3. Further development of risk assessment ‘schemes’ for Channel
  4. Further development of risk assessment schemes for DDP
  5. Knowledge management across the 4 CT ‘P’s’
  6. Routes into and experiences within online communities promoting extremism and terrorism
  7. Developing online counter-narrative interventions in response to search terms and website visits
  8. Terrorist platform migration.

The work will be due for completion by August 2020. It is intended that the full call will be made available shortly, with a short one-month turnaround and projects due to commence from January 2020.

The Call Specification and full details on the application process will be made available soon at:


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