Become an NSGO partner

Play the Game gives stakeholders from new countries the opportunity to join the NSGO process. The terms for joining as well as the necessary application documents can be found on this page.

Applications including all relevant attachments must be submitted via e-mail to

An admission committee under Play the Game will evaluate incoming applications and respond within 21 days of the receipt of the application.

The admission committee will review admissions on the basis of, inter alia, the following criteria:

  • National relevance of the NSGO study
  • Adequate academic expertise
  • Necessary financial resources

Admission of the applicant organisation as an external partner to the NSGO project are subject to the signing of a cooperation agreement by the applicant organisation defining terms and conditions for the cooperation and the specific requirements for the project implementation.

External partners must pay a modest entrance fee as a contribution to Play the Game’s administrative expenses as project coordinator. The fee is calculated according to the country’s status in the World Bank list (from €100 in low income countries to €1,500 in high income countries).

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