Deadline: 1 October 2016
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is currently accepting applications for its Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme to provide funding, expert advice, and support to security-relevant activities jointly developed by a NATO member and partner country.
SPS Programme is a policy tool that enhances cooperation and dialogue with all partners, based on scientific research, innovation, and knowledge exchange.
The SPS Programme provides funding, expert advice, and support to security-relevant activities jointly developed by a NATO member and partner country. NATO’s support for research in peace and security includes aspects of environment and energy in relation to climate change, water scarcity, increasing energy needs, disaster forecasts, and prevention of natural catastrophes.
The SPS Programme supports collaboration through three established grant mechanisms: multi-year research projects, workshops, and training courses. Interested applicants should develop proposals for activities that fit within one of these formats.
- Multi-year research and development project: NATO funds are provided to cover project-related costs such as scientific equipment, computers, software and training of project personnel as well as of young scientists, roughly half of the budget is generally allocated to equipment, about 20% to training and travel and 15% to stipends; these proportions may vary according to the needs of each project.
- Training courses: The SPS grant (average 60,000 EUR) pays for direct organizational costs, travel and living expenses of up to 15 lecturers and attendance of students (60 to 80) from countries eligible to receive NATO funding.
- Workshops: The SPS grant (average amount: 30,000 to 40,000 EUR) is intended to cover direct organizational expenses of the ARW, the travel and living expenses of key speakers, as well as the attendance of non-speakers from NATO countries and Partner countries unable to obtain support from other sources.
The SPS programme applications must be submitted jointly by a NATO and a partner country Co-Director.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit the duly filled application form in order to apply.
For more information, please visit NATO-SPS Programme.