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North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Grants for scientific collaboration to promote international peace and security, including in security concerns related to environment and energy

Principal Office: International

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of North America with Western Europe to fulfill the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in 1949. The role of NATO is to protect the freedom and security of its member countries by political and military means.

Through different organizational structures, NATO member countries coordinate with partner countries — including many countries in the developing world.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Science for Peace and Security (SPS). NATO provides grants for projects that promote international cooperation in civil science and innovation through its Science for Peace and Security (SPS) program.

Among other priorities, the SPS funds activities for energy security and environmental security.

Grants through SPS are for multi-year projects, technical workshops, and training courses. Grant size varies with the type of funding.

About the program

APPLICATION: Applications are submitted by individual scientists from NATO countries jointly with colleagues from partner countries.

For each type of grant, the website provides guidelines for applicants and an application form. The guidelines discuss grant purpose, eligibility, allowable expenditures, reporting requirements, and how and where to submit applications.

Applications are reviewed several times a year, following the published application deadlines.

How to apply

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

Listed below are the developing countries among NATO’s member and partner countries, applying the regional geographical framework of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.

East Asia: Mongolia

South Asia: Pakistan

Eurasia and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan

Eastern Europe and Russia: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine

Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates

Sub-Saharan Africa: Mauritania

NATO provides contact information for its SPS Program, with office in Brussels (Belgium).

February 2021