The Geneva Centre for Security Policy invites applications for the GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security in Switzerland in 2021.
The prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. It is intended to encourage and recognize excellence in contributing to new approaches to enhancing sustainable global security. A broad range of projects could qualify for consideration, including, but not limited to, technological and conceptual innovations, original research, or grassroots initiatives.
Worth of Award
The GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security
- prize for the application coming in the first position is CHF 10’000 and a certificate of excellence.
- two other finalist applications will receive a certificate of recognition.
- winners (first, second and third place) will be announced publicly during an event to be held in November 2021.
- The prize is awarded for projects by any individual, or group of individuals, or organization
(from private or public sectors), which contribute to global security and have been
submitted for consideration according to these rules and regulations. No more than one
application per applicant is allowed.
- Applications may come from any country, but the projects should go beyond national
borders in their reach or thinking, and must seek to address global security in innovative
ways or through new ideas. A broad range of projects could qualify for consideration,
including, but not limited to, technological and conceptual innovations, original research
or grassroots initiatives.
- The prize is intended to encourage and recognize excellence in contributing to new
approaches to enhancing sustainable global security.
- Employees and staff of the GCSP, as well as their family members, are not eligible
How to Apply
- Applications must be submitted via the online application form in order to be considered
for the prize, and shall include:
- a project abstract of 250 words maximum;
- a well-developed project description which should not exceed 1,000 words in
length. The application should include a description of the initiative or project, an
explanation of the concept’s significance in the context of global security and our
collective global future, and should clearly demonstrate how the idea provides a
a novel contribution to this field;
- up to five image files (optional).
- Applications submitted via any other channel will not be considered.
- Applications must be in English.
Deadline: The deadline for applications is September 23, 2021, at 18:00 UTC+2.