• Last updated: 10 Jan. 2019 10:28

Science for Peace and Security

How to apply

  • Who can apply

    The SPS programme is a partnership programme applications for funding must be submitted jointly by a NATO and a partner country Co-Director.

    Follow the links for a full overview of NATO and Partner countries:

    Selection Procedure

    The Partnership and Cooperative Security Committee (PCSC) also gives the final approval on the selection of projects recommended after scientific peer evaluation by an independent group of scientific experts.

    The outcome of the selection procedure will be communicated in written form to applicants within nine months. Feedback on applications will be given on a case by case basis.

  • Download applications

    If you are a Scientist or expert from a NATO or NATO Partner Country and you are planning an activity that addresses one of the SPS Key Priorities download an application form below.

    Please take into consideration the Grant Guidelines before filling out the application form.

    •  Multi-year research & development projects - (.zip/1Mb)
    •  Training courses
    • Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) (.zip/705Kb)
  • Deadlines

    All applications must address the SPS Key Priorities and must have a clear link to security and to NATO’s strategic objectives.

    Applications for funding should be sent to: sps.applications@hq.nato.int

    There are normally 2-3 peer review evaluation panels held each year, with deadlines for application submissions corresponding to their scheduling. Upcoming deadlines are:

    • 1 February 2019 – 23:59 CET
    • 1 June 2019 – 23:59 CET
    As a decision on funding can take up to 9 months following an application deadline, it is important to take this into consideration when proposing dates for an activity.


  • Contact us

    SPS Programme

    Emerging Security Challenges Division (ESCD)

    Bd Leopold III

    B-1110 Brussels
    Fax: +32 2 707 4232

    Email: sps.info@hq.nato.int

    On our website www.nato.int/science you can find further information and the latest news about the SPS Programme.

    You can also follow the SPS Programme on Twitter @NATO_SPS.

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