​​​Science for Peace and Security Programme

Dear Applicant,

Welcome to NAS, the NATO Award System. All applications for activities funded within the framework of the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme must be submitted through this portal.

Via the NAS, you will be able to apply for SPS-funded Multi-Year Research and Development Projects (MYPs) and Events comprising Advanced Research Workshops (ARWs), and Training Courses (Advanced Study Institutes – ASIs, and Advanced Training Courses - ATCs).

For detailed information on activities supported by the SPS Programme and relevant application/reference documents, please refer to the SPS Website.

Before starting your application, it is important that you have first read the information on the SPS Website on What we Fund, the Grant Mechanism in which you are interested and are fully aware of all eligibility criteria for SPS applications. Please take note of SPS Key Priorities, Eligible Countries and the relevant Handbook (available through downloading the relevant application package from the SPS Website).

To ensure that you are referring to the latest available information, please download the application package from the website before starting your application. Do not use previously downloaded material.

SPS-supported Multi-Year Projects (MYPs) enable scientists from NATO and partner nations to collaborate on applied Research and Development, and capacity building projects that result in new civil science advancements with practical application in the security and defence fields. Detailed information on MYPs is available on the SPS Website.

Interested parties should develop an application for funding that must:

  • be led by a project director of a NATO nationality residing and working in a NATO country (NPD) and a project director of a NATO partner country nationality residing and working in a partner country (PPD). Additional co-directors from NATO and its partner nations are encouraged.
  • directly address at least one of the SPS Key Priorities with a clear link to security;
  • follow the rules and regulations outlined in the SPS Multi-Year Projects Handbook;
  • ensure that the NPD institution can receive and manage NATO SPS Funds in accordance with SPS regulations;
  • include all required documents, as listed below;
  • have a tentative start date no less than 9 months following the Application Call deadline.

Required Documents

The following documents, included in the downloadable application package, should be completed and submitted via the NATO Award System (NAS) portal, at the time of application:

  1. SPS MYP Application Form and its Attachments, including:
    1. MYP Application Acceptance of Funds (template provided).
    2. Agreement for Joint Research (template provided).
    3. CVs for all Co-Directors (to be completed directly in the Application form).
    4. Intellectual Property Rights Agreement (IPR) (example provided) OR a signed Waiver (own format).
    5. A brief overview of the participating institutions, their capabilities, resources, and facilities. Please include the address of the institutional web page as well as the web address of any school or institute linked to the project (own format).
    6. End-user Commitments (own format).
    7. The Project Summary (to be completed directly in the Application form).
  2. SPS MYP Detailed Budget (Excel table).

How to Create and Submit an MYP Application on NAS

All SPS-supported activities require as a minimum the identification of a NATO country Project Director (NPD) and a Partner country Project Director (PPD). Additional co-directors from NATO and its partner nations are encouraged.

Please ensure that you have read and accept the detailed information in relation to SPS and the MYPs before starting your application and have downloaded the MYP Documentation.

  • Only the NPD may initiate an application on the NAS via registering to an Open Call.
  • Only the NPD, as initiator, may invite the PPD and other Co-Directors to have access to the application. Note: In order to receive the invitation e-mail one must first have registered to the NAS Portal, ESC/SPS.
  • Only the NPD may submit the finalized application via the NAS Portal.
  • Following submission, any queries/requests between the NPD and the SPS Office may be communicated via a “Change Request” (from the NPD) or “More Information” from the SPS Office.

It is important to note that your application may be submitted only for the Call to which you have applied, i.e. it is not transferable to another Call should you not submit before the Call deadline.


SPS-supported Events consist of Advanced Research Workshops (ARWs), Advanced Study Institutes (ASIs) and Advanced Training Courses (ATCs). For more information on the different types of Events, please refer to the SPS Website.

Please ensure that you have read and accept the detailed information in relation to SPS and its Events before starting your application and have downloaded the Event Documentation.

Interested parties should develop an application for funding that must:

  • be led by a project director of a NATO nationality residing and working in a NATO country (NPD) and a project director of a NATO partner country nationality residing and working in a partner country (PPD).
  • directly address at least one of the SPS Key Priorities with a clear link to security;
  • follow the rules and regulations outlined in the SPS Event Handbook;;
  • ensure that the NPD institution can receive and manage NATO SPS Funds in accordance with SPS regulations;
  • have a tentative start date no less than 9 months following the Application Call deadline. Applicants should be aware that if the approval process is not completed in time the event may need to be rescheduled.
  • include all required documents, as listed below.

How to Submit an Event Application

All SPS-supported Events require the identification of a NATO country Project Director (NPD) and a Partner country Project Director (PPD). Please ensure that you have read and accept the detailed information in relation to SPS and the Event for which you wish to apply, before starting your application.

  1. 1. SPS Event Application form and its Attachments, including:
    1. Signed Application Acceptance of Funds (template provided).
    2. CVs of NPD and PPD using the SPS templates (to be completed directly in the Application form).
    3. Event Summary (to be completed directly in the Application form).
  2. SPS Event Budget (Excel table).

How to Submit an Event Application

All SPS-supported Events require the identification of a NATO country Project Director (NPD) and a Partner country Project Director (PPD). Please ensure that you have read and accept the detailed information in relation to SPS and the Event for which you wish to apply, before starting your application.

  • Only the NPD may initiate an application on the NAS via registering to an Open Call.
  • Only the NPD, as initiator, may invite the PPD to have access to the application. Note: In order to receive the invitation e-mail one must first have registered to the NAS Portal, ESC/SPS.
  • Only the NPD may submit the finalized application via the NAS Portal.
  • Following submission, any queries/requests between the NPD and the SPS Office may be communicated via a “Change Request” (from the NPD) or “More Information” from the SPS Office.


Select the relevant Open Call to create and access your MYP or Event application

Your application may be submitted only for the Call to which you have applied, i.e. it is not transferable to another Call should you not submit before the Call deadline.



  
  
  
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