Science for Peace and Security
What we fund
SPS Grant Mechanisms
The SPS Programme develops and implements practical cooperation and enhances dialogue between NATO nations and Partner countries through capacity-building and security-related science technology and innovation.
The SPS Programme supports collaboration through three established grant mechanisms. Interested applicants must jointly develop a collaborative activity within one of these mechanisms led by project directors from at least one NATO country (NPD) and one Partner country (PPD).
- NATO Countries
- NATO Partner Countries (for SPS activities, North Macedonia (the invitee) may apply as a NATO country)
In the coming months a new on-line application process, called NATO Award System, will be launched offering more detailed information, deadlines and application material.
With a typical duration of 2-3 years, the MYP grant mechanism enables scientists from NATO and its Partner countries to collaborate on applied research and development (R&D) and capacity building projects that result in new civil science advancements with practical application in the security and defence fields. It provides equipment, training and support to young scientists.
With a duration of 2-5 days, the ARW grant mechanism allows for advanced-level discussions among scientists and experts from different countries in order to identify direction for future actions to address security challenges.
With a duration of at least 7 working days, the ASI grant mechanism offers high-level tutorial courses organized to convey the latest developments in science and innovation to an advanced (PhD level) audience.
With a duration of 5-7 working days, the ATC grant mechanism enables specialists in NATO member countries to share their security-related expertise with trainees from NATO’s Partner countries.