Call for Research Proposals 2021

updated: 17.10.2021


Call for Research Proposals on Cybersecurity, October 2021

Deadline Extended - October 26, 2021

The Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University seeks research proposals on cybersecurity. The Ministry of Regional Cooperation of Israel and the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) support this CFP.

Please note the preferred themes and geographies:


a) Maritime logistics, port operations: cybersecurity and cyber-physical resilience.

b) Counter-ransomware: affordable and scalable strategies, techniques, and tools.

c) Cybersecurity awareness raising: inclusive, scalable, and affordable.

d) Cybersecurity professions: inclusive, scalable, and affordable human capital development

e) Integrated cyber-crisis response and management: sectoral or national scope

f) An ecosystem approach to national cyber-capacity development: theoretical aspects

g) Sectoral or National Cybersecurity Operations: technological and operational building blocks for Sectoral or National Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) or Security

Operations Center (SOC.)


The proposals should describe the applicability for one or more of these countries:

o The Kingdom of Bahrain
o The Republic of Cyprus
o The Arab Republic of Egypt
o The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
o The Hellenic Republic (Greece)
o The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
o The State of Israel
o The Kingdom of Morocco
o The Republic of Sudan
o The United Arab Emirates


The Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University fosters interdisciplinary scientific research on digital transformation and cybersecurity through operating a sizable research fund and organizing the annual free-to-attend international Cyber Week Conference. The 95 research grants we have awarded since 2014 have supported some 300 researchers worldwide.


Eligibility and Funding:

Tel Aviv University faculty or scientists, researchers, practitioners, and engineers of any nationality from the private or public sectors, collaborating with Tel Aviv University faculty, are eligible for funding.

Grants offered range from ILS 50,000 to ILS 200,000.

Grants are offered for up to one year.

Submission and Important Dates:

A TAU-based researcher must submit the following:

1. A budget request, using this template.

2. A research proposal (of your own design, limited to 2,000 words)

Both must be submitted using this online system by October 26, 2021. 


Grant will be awarded by December 16th, 2021 




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