U.S. Mission to NATO’s 70th Anniversary: New Challenges and Changing Landscapes

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Deadline: 13 May 2019

The Office of the Public Affairs Advisor (PAA) at the U.S. Mission to NATO (USNATO) has announced an open competition for not-for-profit, non-government organizations and think-tanks that focus on international affairs, defense and security issues, and U.S. and European relations to submit project proposals. They encourage project proposals to include public, on-the-record discussions and creative public engagements in Europe and Canada on the major theme of “How the Alliance can address new challenges and changing landscapes for the next 70”.

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USNATO seeks proposals that illustrate themes around NATO’s strategic focus on deterrence and defense and projecting stability. They seek to support work with specific emphasis on priority issues including burden sharing, disinformation, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and other areas that will be of focus during the Leader’s Meeting in London. To successfully communicate these policies, the Alliance and its stakeholders must explain and debate these issues with policymakers, media, and their public in the coming months.


  • Defense investment including national plans to reach the 2% and 20% thresholds;
  • Building support for NATO with the next generation
  • The NATO-Russia relationship;
  • Russian government’s malign activities
  • Methods to identify and combat disinformation as well as approaches to evaluating the efficacy of those methods
  • Counterterrorism;
  • NATO’s efforts in the south and east;
  • NATO partnerships and cooperative security
  • Collaboration with European Union and other international institutions
  • Countering hybrid warfare;
  • Strengthening cybersecurity.

Note: All activities should be targeted at European and/or Canadian audiences and should take place in either Europe or Canada unless justification is provided.

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Award Information

  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $20,000 to a maximum of $100,000.00
  • Approximate available funding: $250,000.00

Eligible Applicants

The following U.S. or foreign organizations are eligible to apply:

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  • Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations
  • Public and private educational institutions
  • Public International Organizations and Governmental Institutions
  • Individuals are ineligible to apply

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=313638

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