8 Aug. 1997
NATO Science Committee
Science For Peace
A New Cooperative Programme With Partners (1)
The NATO Science Committee announces the "Science for Peace Programme", a cooperative initiative between NATO members and Partners (1). This new Programme aims at assisting Partner countries in their transition towards a market-oriented and environmentally-sound economy and will give a new dimension to the Science Committee's ongoing cooperative activities by enabling Partner scientists to engage in applied R&D projects jointly with NATO counterparts. In helping to strengthen the socioeconomic infrastructure of the Partner countries, it is expected that the programme will contribute to overall stability and peace.
The objectives of the Programme are:
- To support applied science and technology projects that relate to industrial, environmental or security related problems;
- To help Partner scientists to increase contacts in the NATO science community, while building a stronger science infrastructure in their home countries.
SfP projects will be of a cooperative nature, jointly carried out among NATO and Partner countries. Projects involving more than one Partner country will be encouraged. Projects will have a duration of three to five years.
NATO funding to participants in research institutions in Partner countries, as well as in Greece and Turkey, will be provided for experts, scientific equipment, computers, software, travel, training of project personnel and project-specific consumables. For all projects, NATO funds for Partners must be complemented with a national contribution which will, as a minimum, include salaries of personnel working on the project.
Proposals should be submitted to the NATO SfP Programme Office
on a four-page standard application form
which is available from the address below. Deadlines for
submitting proposals are: 30 September 1997, 15 January
1998 and 15 May 1998.
Science for Peace Programme Office
Scientific Affairs Division
B-1110 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: (32-2) 707 4619 Fax: (32-2) 707 4232
Partner countries eligible for SfP funding: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrghyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Tajikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name), Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
Partner countries not eligible for SfP funding: Austria, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland.