GCSP Offers International Prize for Innovation in Global Security in Switzerland, 2019

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Scholarship Description:

Any individual or group of individuals or organization from private or public sectors can submit a project. The program is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields.

Do you have an innovative strategy that can revolutionize the field of global security? The Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP) is offering the International GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security in Switzerland.

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Host College/University:

Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is an international foundation serving a global community of individuals and organizations. The mission of the GCSP is to advance peace, security and international cooperation. It provides the knowledge, skills and network for effective and inclusive decision-making.

The program encourages and recognizes excellence in contributing to new approaches to enhancing sustainable global security and to recognize deserving individuals or organizations.

Scholarship Award: 

The program will provide a prize of CHF 10’000 in cash to the winner at the Ceremony in Geneva. GCSP will pay all travel to and attendance at the Ceremony.


Individuals or organizations across the world are eligible to apply.

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria are as follows;

A broad range of projects could qualify for consideration, including, but not limited to, technological and conceptual innovations, and original research or grassroots initiatives.

Applying procedure Instructions:

The following application guidance is intended for candidates who wish to apply for the scholarships:  

  • Applications must be in English and submitted via the online application form in order to be considered for the prize.
  • Applicants must provide 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 novel contribution to this field; c. up to five image files (optional)
  • Applicants must have proficiency in the English language.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

Online Application: ◄–

Scholarship Link: ◄–

Scholarship Deadline:

26 September 2019 at 18:00 UTC+2.

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