NTI Nuclear Security Index Challenge: Call for Submissions

welcomes completed project submissions for the prize competition until
April 5, 2019. See details on prize competition submissions and requirements
here. Have questions? Send us an

note that the Index Challenge deadline for grant proposal submissions has

Call for Submissions

The Nuclear
Threat Initiative is looking for innovative new ways to use the NTI Nuclear
Security Index rankings and data to improve understanding of the way nuclear
materials and facilities are secured around the world and to highlight needs
and spur action among governments. NTI welcomes innovative uses of the NTI
Index data, which could include robust new data analysis, curricula,
infographics, apps, games, or other new tools and research.

NTI will give two
types of awards:

  •  Grants
    or contracts for projects completed within a 12 month period (up to $50,000);
  •  Multiple
    prizes totaling $5,000, $3,000, and $1,000 for shorter-term projects.

A key criteria
for making these awards will be how well they use the NTI Index results to engage
governments, policy communities, academia, or the general public with the NTI
Index results. See the full details of how to submit your idea here.

the NTI Index

Developed with
the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and input from a respected international
panel of nuclear security experts, the
NTI Nuclear
Security Index

assesses the security of the world’s deadliest materials—highly enriched
uranium and plutonium—as well as the security of facilities at which an act of
sabotage could result in a dangerous release of radiation. A first-of-its-kind
resource, the Index is designed to encourage governments to take actions and
build confidence in the security of their materials. Now in its fourth edition,
the NTI Index is recognized as the premiere resource and tool for tracking
progress on nuclear security and identifying priorities to defend against
nuclear terrorism.

kind of submissions are we looking for?

We are looking
for creative ways to communicate or apply NTI Index data to improve nuclear
security conditions—whether through building technical understanding, policy
support, public awareness, or academic engagement. Now in its fourth year, the
NTI Index dataset offers opportunities for trend or regional analyses, for
visually-engaging graphics or data visualizations, games or apps that let users
explore nuclear security conditions, econometric or policy analyses…the potential
uses are many. The more ambitious to reach the target audience, the better.

if your idea is in line with our goals?
us a note

should participate?

Calling all
students, researchers, professors, advocates, faculty, and citizens focused on
reducing the risks of nuclear terrorism! We want to hear from you, whether
you’re in your first year of undergraduate studies or design online games for
fun. In your proposal, just be sure to mention your affiliation and any
partners or mentors with whom you plan to work.

can I find the NTI Index results and data?

The 2018
edition of the NTI Index was released on September 5, 2018 at Prior print editions are available:

  • shows high-level results and country
    profiles in an easily accessible format;
  • A downloadable version of the 2018 NTIIndex datasets [ZIP file]
    shows detailed results and data along with extended interactive features in an
    Excel format;
  • The
    print reports from each publication year contains NTI observations and
    recommendations, an overview of the EIU methodology, selected data, and country

2018| 2016 | 2014 | 2012

  • Find news and related media about the 2018 index here.
Download the Submissions Guidelines
Questions? Want to learn more? Contact Erin Dumbacher or email [email protected].

About NTI

The Nuclear
Threat Initiative works to protect our lives, environment, and quality of life
now and for future generations. We work to prevent catastrophic attacks with
weapons of mass destruction and disruption (WMDD)—nuclear, biological,
radiological, chemical, and cyber. Founded in 2001 by former U.S. Senator Sam
Nunn and philanthropist Ted Turner who continue to serve as co-chairs, NTI is
guided by a prestigious, international board of directors. Ernest J. Moniz
serves as chief executive officer and co-chair and Joan Rohlfing serves as

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