Proposals to help UK defence and security to develop capability in ‘behavioural analytics’ are sought in a new Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition.
Scientific and technological solutions that can provide context-specific insights into the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of individual, group and population behaviour are sought to enable predictions about how they are likely to act in the future. At this stage of the competition the scope is limited to theoretical development, methodological advancement and proof of concept research. In its invite document the challenge is described as broad and diverse, and it says that the solutions should be too with applications from across the full range of research disciplines welcomed.
The initial funding for all phases of this competition is up to £5 million but is expected to rise given increasing stakeholder interest in Behavioural Analytics. Phase 1 of this competition has £1.6 million available to fund multiple proposals. Further details available here.