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January 31, 2006

NATO Calloborative grants w/Europe

North Atlantic Treaty Organizaton (NATO)
Security Through Science Program
Collaborative Linkage Grants

Collaborative Linkage Grants (CLGs) provide opportunities for collaboration on research projects to members of research teams in universities or research institutions in countries of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council and the Mediterranean Dialogue. Only CLGs in the security-related Priority Research Topics will be supported. Priority research topics are: 1) Scientific Collaboration for Defence against Terrorism which includes: rapid detection of chemical, biological, radiological nuclear (CBRN) agents and weapons, and rapid diagnosis of their effects on people; novel and rapid methods of detection (e.g., chemical and biosensors, multisensor processing, gene chips); physical protection against CBRN agents; decontamination of CBRN agents; destruction of CBRN agents and weapons (e.g., chemical and vaccine technologies); medical countermeasures; explosive detection; eco-terrorism countermeasures; and computer terrorism countermeasures. 2) Scientific Collaboration to Counter Other Threats to Security which includes: environmental security (e.g., desertification, land erosion, pollution, etc.); water resources management; management of non-renewable resources; modeling sustainable consumption (e.g., food, energy, materials, fiscal measures and environmental costings); disaster forecast and prevention; food security; information security; and human and societal dynamics (e.g. new challenges for global security, economic impact of terrorist actions, risk assessment, mangement of science, science policy, security-related political science, and international relations in general).

SUPPORT PROVIDED: Funds are given mainly to cover the costs incurred in visits to the collaborating teams abroad by the Investigators. Such visits should be of short duration, and in any case no longer than two months. An award provides support for between one and two years. Amounts awarded are normally, for example, between 5,000 EURO for one year of collaboration for two or three scientists, or a maximum of 23,000 EURO for two years' collaboration for five research teams.

Posted by sharum at January 31, 2006 1:47 PM