Mapping and Understanding Illicit Proliferation Networks

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The Department of State’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR) is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). ISN/CTR invites non-profit/non-governmental organizations and educational institutions to submit proposals for projects that will advance the mission of the Department’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR). ISN/CTR has up to $400,000 available in the current fiscal year to award one cooperative agreement in this field. All applications and submission costs are at the Applicants’ expense. ISN/CTR will not pay for any costs incurred in preparation of the applications. 

ISN/CTR, sponsors foreign assistance activities funded by the Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism, Demining and Related Programs (NADR) account, and focuses on mitigating proliferation risk in from State and non-state actors in North-East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. 

By the end of the award’s period of performance, the recipient will have successfully developed and implemented a project to advance CTR’s mission by:

  • Gathering publicly available data about proliferation and related trade networks
  • Utilizing subject matter experts to analyze the data and identify proliferation concerns and illicit technology transfers
  • Providing a series of reports with original data that can be used to inform policy and threat reduction activities 

Deadline: July 10, 2017

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility is limited to not-for-profit organizations subject to 501 (c) (3) of the tax code, for-profit organizations, and educational institutions. Direct funding for both U.S. and international organizations is also available under this announcement. 



Funding Type





International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 10, 2017