НАТО приймає заявки на участь у грантовій програмі «Наука для миру та безпеки». Мета програми - підтримка діалогу та практичної співпраці, заснованої на наукових дослідженнях, технологічних інноваціях та обміні знаннями, між країнами-членами Альянсу та країнами-партнерами. Дедлайн - 1 червня 2018 року (далі - англ.).
The Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme promotes dialogue and practical cooperation between NATO member states and partner nations based on scientific research, technological innovation and knowledge exchange. The SPS Programme offers funding, expert advice and support to tailor-made, security-relevant activities that respond to NATO’s strategic objectives.
- The SPS Programme enhances practical, result-oriented cooperation involving scientists, experts and government officials from NATO member and partner countries alike.
- It responds and adapts to the changing security environment in order to support NATO’s strategic objectives and political priorities in its relations with partners.
- The SPS Programme makes contributions to NATO’s efforts to project stability and build defence capacity in partner countries.
- SPS activities are guided by key priorities that address security challenges such as counter-terrorism and cyber defence, develop innovative security-related technologies, provide support to NATO-led missions and operations, and consider human and social aspects of security.
- Over the past five years, the Programme has initiated more than 450 collaborative activities among its 29 member states and 41 partner countries ranging from cyber defence in Jordan to humanitarian demining in Ukraine.
Funded by NATO’s civil budget, the SPS Programme supports collaboration through four established grant mechanisms: Multi-Year Research Projects, Advanced Research Workshops, Advanced Training Courses and Advanced Study Institutes. Interested applicants should develop proposals for activities that fit within one of these formats. Moreover, all activities funded within the framework of the SPS Programme must follow the rules and regulations outlined in the SPS Programme Management Handbooks.
To that end, interested parties submit an application for funding that must be led by project directors from at least one NATO Ally and one partner country. Any application must also directly address at least one of the SPS key priorities and have a clear link to security. Once an application has been received by the SPS Programme it will undergo a comprehensive evaluation and peer review process, taking into account expert, scientific and political guidance.
This process ensures that all SPS applications approved for funding have been thoroughly evaluated for their scientific merit and security impact by NATO experts, independent scientists and NATO nations themselves.
Comprehensive Assistance Package (CAP) for Ukraine
At their meeting in Warsaw on 9 July 2016, the Heads of State and Government of the NATO-Ukraine Commission endorsed the CAP for Ukraine. The objective of the Package is to consolidate and enhance NATO’s assistance for Ukraine in order to make the country’s defence and security institutions more effective, efficient and accountable. As part of the CAP, the SPS Programme implemented several activities in Ukraine’s priority areas of cooperation.
The SPS programme is a partnership programme. Applications for funding must be submitted jointly by a NATO and a partner country Co-Director.
All applications must address the SPS Key Priorities and must have a clear link to security and to NATO’s strategic objectives.
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 June 2018 - 23:59 CET
- 1 October 2018 - 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.