NATO: Science for Peace and Security Program

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 23:59
Humanities & Arts
Middle East
Australia & New Zealand


 The Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is a policy tool that enhances cooperation and dialogue with all partners, based on scientific research, innovation, and knowledge exchange. The SPS Programme provides funding, expert advice, and support to security-relevant activities jointly developed by a NATO member and partner country. Grants are given for workshops, training, and multi-year projects which are focused on research topics relevant to NATO’s objectives. All activities funded under the Programme must address topics that are proposed in response to those Key Priorities. The SPS Key Priorities, which are in line with NATO’s Strategic Objectives and formally approved by the NATO Political and Partnerships Committee (PPC), are reviewed on a regular basis. Partner nations which have developed Individual Partnership Action Plans (IPAPs) or Individual Partnership Programmes (IPPs) identify their national and regional priorities in those documents. Activities are based either on applications submitted by individual experts/scientists (bottom-up activities) or are developed by the Emerging Security Challenges (ESC)/SPS Working Group (top-down activities).