In addition to its well known political and military dimensions, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has a “Third Dimension” which seeks to encourage interaction between people, to consider some of the challenges facing our modern society, and to foster development of science and technology. The NATO Science Programme is a major component of this third dimension.
The activities of the NATO Science Committee enhance science and technology by facilitating international scientific cooperation. The transatlantic link has been and remains a major feature of this cooperation. Recently, links with the CIS and Central and Eastern Europe, NATO’s Cooperation Partners, have also become an important aspect of the NATO Science Programme. Following consultation with representatives of the Cooperation Partner countries, a number of priority areas were selected for support. In the following the possibilities of funding for collaborative projects between scientists of NATO countries and Cooperation Partner (CP) countries are described. Funding possibilities are in the priority areas only. Scientific problems related to the environment, regional environmental problems and natural and human-caused disasters are considered as priority areas.
Activities Supported: The support mechanism for tackling problems in the priority areas are Advanced Study Institutes, Advanced Research Workshops, Collaborative Research Grants, Linkage Grants and Expert Visits. Although applications for these activities may be submitted by either NATO or Cooperative Partners (CP) scientists, applications in the Priority Areas must involve cooperation between both NATO and CP scientists.
Application for funding: Specificapplication forms and Notes for Applicants are available from the NATOScientific Affairs Division for all these activities. Scientists from NATOcountries and Cooperation Partner countries can apply for support for topics inthe Priority Areas.
NATO Scientific Affairs Division
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