National Contact Point Security Research

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the National Contact Point (NKS) for Security Research provides free information and advice for research establishments, institutions of higher education, universities and companies about EU research funding in the area of security research.

National Contact Point Security Research

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The aim is to improve the prospects of success of applications for EU funding. The National Contact Point offers information about relevant developments in Brussels and specific advice to help improve project proposals. In this context, the National Contact Point regularly sends out free newsletters via e-mail containing information about recent developments, current calls and useful information about European security research.


Services offered by NKS Security Research

Information and advice about:

  • Content and goals of Horizon 2020
  • Priorities of the security research programme
  • Suitable funding instruments
  • Opportunities for participating in collaborative projects
  • Application and funding process 
  • Administrative requirements and auditing

Range of services:

  • Organization of information events
  • Newsletters
  • Individual guidance
  • Support in the application process
  • Pre-check of project proposals
  • Support in the search for project partners
  • Contact with advisory services for other specific programmes


Advice on the area of "Digital Security", part of the "Secure societies" challenge, can be obtained from the National Contact Point on Information and Comminication Technologies (ICT).