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June 28 2017 | Haifa, Israel

Deadline: June 01 2017

Updated: May 08 2017


CCLP invites scholars, researchers, young scientists, graduate and post-doctoral students, and experts in cyber law and policy, to apply for research grants in the tracks described below.


The Center for Cyber, Law and Policy (CCLP) was established by the University of Haifa in collaboration with the National Cyber Bureau. The Center seeks to develop the academic research necessary to inform public policy while addressing cyber challenges. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to law and policy, the center integrates legal research, computer science, data science, social science and innovative technologies, to develop a new "toolkit" for policymaking while addressing governance, national security, innovation, competition and civil rights in the digital ecosystem.


CCLP will support selected research proposals related to cyber policy challenges, including the following themes:

Protection of critical infrastructure

Encryption regulation and standard setting

Cloud computing: storage, privacy and security challenges

Privacy: technology and policy (e.g., privacy by design, biometrics)

Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic decision-making, Machine Learning

Robot Law

Cyber Attacks: legal, ethical and policy implications

Cyber and the Rule of Law (e.g., civil rights, theories of governance)

National and transnational aspects of Cyber regulation

Cyber implications to International Humanitarian Law

Law and policy implications of Big Data

Accountability and risk management in cyber-security (e.g., liability, insurance)

Economic implications of cyber-technologies (e.g., innovation, market regulation)

Digital monitoring and detection (e.g., inciting materials, image forgery detection)

Cyber, ethics and social norms

Cyber terrorism

Interdisciplinary and collaborative research, both by researchers within the university and with other researchers from Israel and abroad is encouraged. 2


CCLP will support research projects in each of the following tracks:


Eligibility: Faculty, Fellows and Doctoral Students, of any accredited academic institution, interested in pursuing a research project towards an academic publication (e.g., peer review journal, book, patent).

Visitors will be appointed as Visiting Fellow (senior, or post-docs) at the University of Haifa.

Funding will be up to 60,000 NIS. Funding may cover scholarship during the visit (from 1 month to 6 months), travel and research expenses.


Eligibility: Faculty, Academic Affiliates, or Graduate Students (doctoral or masters students) enrolled at the University of Haifa.

Funding: up to 10,000 NIS.

Funding may cover scholarship, travel and research expenses.


Eligibility: open to faculty member at the University of Haifa and any prominent academics or professional experts working in collaboration with a faculty member as Co-PIs on a joint proposal.

Funding up to 200,000 NIS.


Grant recipients will be expected

To lead their own research agenda, as well as collaborate with the CCLP faculty and fellows, and to contribute to the building of its academic community.

To participate in a bi-weekly research seminar (for long term recipients), or to present their work at a CCLP conference/workshop.

To submit a final research report describing the outcome of the research,

To submit a paper for publication resulting from the research. Each publication supported by the grant will include an acknowledgment of CCLP.


Completed applications must be sent to and received by June 1, 2017 3


All applications must be completed in English and submitted electronically, clearly stating the track of submission.

Applications should include:

1. Curriculum Vitae of PIs including a list of publications.

2. A Research Proposal: up to three-page description of the proposed research and its relevance to the current call. Additional supporting material can be submitted and will be read at the discretion of the referees. The research proposal should include

- A clear presentation of the research questions, its relevance to cyber, law and policy, the state of the art, and the proposed solutions, methodologies or technical approaches the research intends to set forth, and their novelty. - The qualification of the research team to perform the proposed research.

- A research plan and timetable, demonstrating the feasibility of conducting the proposed research within the time and funding limitations.

3. A research budget. Where applicable, indicate whether additional support is provided by other sources.


All proposal will be peer reviewed. Selection for funding will be determined by CCLP's Scientific Committee on the bases of academic excellence and the availability of resources. All funding decisions are subject to approval by the CCLP Steering Committee.

CCLP reserves full discretion as to awarding grants, including the option of not awarding any grant under this CFP. Decisions on funding are expected in early July.