Funding Call

PETRAS Opportunities Fund Call

Internal call for proposals


The PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity invites proposals from its existing academic partner universities for collaborative short-term partnership and engagement activities in cybersecurity of devices and networks at the edge of the internet.

This call aims to support collaborative partnerships, impact, and engagement activities, which would stimulate and strengthen PETRAS’s engagement with industry (particularly SMEs), government, and responding to user-inspired challenges. Proposals must be co-created with the User Partner(s) and/or international non-PETRAS academic collaborators and be convincing in the depth of the partner commitment.

Through this rolling call (open until 1st Aug 2022), PETRAS aims to provide a more spontaneous way of engaging with user partners, when opportunities arise for secondments, joint short-term research collaborations, international collaborations etc. Please refer to the call document for further details.

PETRAS embodies a socio-technical approach to cross-cutting challenges1 and particularly welcomes proposals that take a cross-disciplinary viewpoint. However, all proposals within the remit of the Centre will be considered.

Activities must be led by a PI from one of the existing PETRAS academic partner universities who is eligible to hold an EPSRC grant. PIs do not need to have previously received PETRAS funding to be eligible to apply.


The EPSRC SDTaP Call required that part of the PETRAS core funding should be held in a designated account to support the Centre’s academic members to undertake collaborative  partnership, impact, and engagement activities, which would stimulate and strengthen PETRAS’s engagement with industry (particularly SMEs), and government, and responding to user-inspired challenges.

Hence, PETRAS is utilising a proportion of its core funding to establish this rolling internal call and provide a platform to fund short term opportunities (in responsive mode) to enable its existing academic partners engage in such partnership engagement activities when they arise.

Application Information

All applications to be completed electronically via the following submission system by the call deadline (1stAugust 2022):

PETRAS Opportunities Fund Call FAQ Document

PETRAS Opportunities Fund Guidelines

PETRAS Opportunities Fund Application Form

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