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Future Aviation Security Solutions Industrial PhD Partnership (FASS IPP) Studentships



Do you have an idea that could revolutionise how aviation security works in the future?

The Connected Places Catapult (CPC) is delighted to support the Future Aviation Security Solution’s (FASS) new £1 million programme to fund industrial PhD partnerships (IPPs) at Universities.

In this programme academia and industry will be brought together to develop innovative ideas capable of transforming the future of aviation security and promote seamless travel to better the passenger experience.

Proposals for FASS IPPs related to all aspects of aviation security are invited to apply to this initiative, including those from behavioural science, physics, chemistry and mathematics, however this list is non-exhaustive.

The FASS programme was established to promote innovation within the aviation security sector.  It is a joint venture between the Department for Transport and the Home Office with £25.5 million to invest over five years up until 2021.

Applying for FASS IPP Grants

Applications are now open! You can find all the relevant information in the following documents:

Application Guidance

Draft Grant Funding Agreement

Application form

Applications need to be submitted by the 3rd January. If you would like feedback on your idea before filling out the application you can use our expression of interest form, which needs to be returned before the 31st October to

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If you are interested in finding out more information about the grants, please contact us by emailing