NATO Call for Projects: The Science for Peace and Security Programme
The Science for Peace and Security Programme, or SPS, is a policy tool for enhancing cooperation and dialogue with all partners, based on civil science and innovation, to contribute to the Alliance’s core goals and to address the priority areas for dialogue and cooperation identified in the new partnership policy.
Research priorities are linked to NATO’s strategic objectives and focus on projects in direct support to NATO’s operations, as well as one projects enhancing the defence against terrorism and addressing other threats to security. As such, projects include explosives detection; physical protection from chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear agents; emergency preparedness; cyber defence; and environmental security.
Originally founded as the NATO Science Programme in the 1950s, the SPS Programme now offers grants for collaboration projects, workshops and training involving scientists from NATO member states and partner countries.
The SPS Programme supports collaboration between scientists and experts from NATO and partner countries that are associated with the Alliance through the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), the Mediterranean Dialogue (MD), Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) and NATO-Ukraine. An additional NATO-Russia cooperative programme is carried out under the NATO-Russia Council (NRC(SPS) Committee).
The SPS Programme funds collaborative activities on topics that are relevant to NATO’s strategic objectives. Support is given for multi-year projects, technical workshops and training courses.
The deadlines for 2014 are as follows:
- 1 March
- 1 July
- 1 October