Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
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Grant Amount: AVG 300K EURO FOR 3 YRS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: N/A
Sponsor's: N/A

Subject Areas: Science Planning or Policy, Contamination Detection, Environmental Impacts, Information Security, Chemical Technology, Disaster Prevention, National Security, Risk Assessment, Food Security, Biosensors, Terrorism, Economic Impact, Water Resource Management

Science for Peace (SfP) grants offer support for applied research and development projects in Partner and Mediterranean Dialogue countries, to cover project-related costs such as scientific equipment, computers, software, and training of project personnel. Science for Peace projects are of a co-operative nature, jointly carried out among NATO and Partner / Mediterranean Dialogue countries. Projects may be a maximum of three years' duration and those involving more than one Partner or Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) country will be encouraged.

Although there are no formal upper and lower limits to the level of funds which may be requested from NATO for individual projects, the average amount awarded in the past has been between 250,000 and 300,000 EUR per project, of which no more than 50,000 EUR has been awarded to the NATO country participants. These levels continue to be applied. With the exception of Computer Networking Support, all other activities funded under the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme must address Key Priorities that fall under two broad categories: - Defence against terrorism; - Countering other threats to security. The essential characteristics of Science for Peace projects are: - High quality applied R&D. - Substantial scientific co-operation among scientists from Partner or MD and NATO countries. Ability to contribute to the solution of problems. - Ability to promote collaboration among scientists and end-users. - Good prospects for promoting the integration of the country's scientists into the international R&D community. - Participation of younger scientists.

Application Details:

Science for Peace (SfP) projects have a two-step evaluation procedure. The first step involves submitting a short SfP application. The relevant Advisory Panel then selects the best SfP project ideas and NATO invites the applicants of selected short SfP applications to submit a full Project Plan. For this second step the applicants receive a Planning Grant to cover the costs of the preparation of the Project Plan and its presentation to the relevant Advisory Panel. The date for the presentation mainly depends on the timing of the Panel meetings and on how fast the applicants can finalise the full Project Plan. NATO will inform successful applicants about the final decision on whether or not to fund the project usually within 3 months after the presentation.

Project Proposals ( max. 6 pages + CV's) can be submitted at all times. Applicants of proposals recommended for further development by the Advisory Panel will be invited to prepare a detailed "Project Plan". A "planning grant" will be made available by NATO for meetings of participants in order to prepare this Project Plan. The Project Plan should describe in detail the purpose and objectives of the project, its management and organisation and the responsibilities of key personnel, and must also include a detailed work plan and budget.


NOTE: Letters of Intent and Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean signatures). Requests for Institutional signatures should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline.
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