US DHS is seeking submissions for foundational research in the following priority areas:
- Research to understand trends, nature, causes and correlates in terrorism and targeted violence in the USA – What motivates instances or trends of targeted violence among groups, organizations, or individuals? Are there related causes or correlates of these trends based on the characteristics of perpetrators, targets, or other variations among these events? What are the risks, vulnerabilities, or protective characteristics of individuals radicalized to violence? What characteristics are common among terrorism and targeted violence incidents in the United States? The goal of this priority area is to develop empirical evidence and knowledge about mobilization to or material support of terrorism and targeted violence while creating resources that are accessible to the public and provide critical insights on key questions about historical patterns of terrorism and targeted violence
- Research on the implementation of evidence-based and best practices in terrorism prevention and intervention research – The goal of this priority area is to bridge the gap between research and practice in terrorism research by applying the principles of implementation science. Implementation science is the scientific study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice in real world settings and therefore improve the quality and effectiveness of prevention programming Through this priority area, DHS aims to apply existing knowledge from disparate areas of study to advance implementation research in prevention and intervention of terrorism and targeted violence through the identification, translation and implementation of insights, evidence, methodology, and knowledge from research.
- Research applying computational social science to Homeland Security needs – The goal of this priority area is to explore the application of novel computational social science methods to enduring terrorism and targeted violence problem sets. DHS is interested in applying these methods to already collected and de-identified data sets and/or synthetic data sets and environments. Applicants must demonstrate the clear and compelling application of these tools towards explaining radicalization to violence and targeted violence. This objective will rely on robust data collection from both mainstream and emerging platforms to provide insights on emerging violent narratives
Submissions close 21 June 2023
Read more: DHS-ST- 23-108-FR01
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