Types of Grants
There are 2 types of Grants or Projects at the STCU:
Regular Projects are selected for funding by our Donor Countries after the project was evaluated by experts and was considered valuable for funding based on multiple considerations, which includes technical merit, contribution to non-proliferation aims, policy priorities, potential for integration of scientists into global science community, commercial potential and / or prospect for sustainability. Regular Project proposals compete with all other project proposals for the limited amount of funds that are available by the Funding Parties. Regular Projects are all funded by Governments of our Donor Countries. The procedures for the Regular Project application process can be found at www.stcu.int/stcups/downloads/
Partner grants differ from the previous type, because they are funded from the budgets of private or federal companies and institutes that are "Partners" to the STCU. Scientists sign contracts with those companies and STCU provides the financial and technical monitoring.