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NATO Grants for the Science of Peace and Security

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS) provides funding for multi-year research and development projects related to security and NATO’s strategic objectives. SPS seeks to increase contact among members of the NATO science community, so applications must be submitted jointly by a scientist residing and working in a NATO country and at least one co-director in a Partner country. Teams with experts in more than one Partner country, or teams including early-career scientists, are encouraged to apply.

SPS grants are awarded to projects that address SPS Key Priorities, which aim to meet international security challenges, support NATO operations, and increase awareness of security developments. Some key priorities relevant to social and behavioral scientists include the cultural and social aspects of military operations and missions and the human and social aspects of security. Funding may be used to cover project-related costs and training of personnel and early-career scientists.

The upcoming deadline for applications is June 1, 2019, and a decision can take up to 9 months following submission. If interested, behavioral scientists should submit applications to

For a description of NATO SPS grant mechanisms, click here. To download an application form and review eligibility and other solicitation details, click here.

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