2017 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security (CHF 10’000 Prize & Fully Funded to Geneva, Switzerland)

Application Deadline: 27 September 2017 at 18:00 UTC+2

The Geneva Center For Security Policy (GCSP) and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme are now accepting applications for the 2017 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security.

The prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. It seeks to reward the most inspiring, innovative and ground-breaking contribution of the year, whether this comes in the form of an initiative, invention, research publication, or organisation.

The 2nd GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security was awarded on 17 November 2016 to eyeWitness to atrocities, a mobile app that provides human rights defenders, documenters, journalists, and ordinary citizens with the ability to capture verifiable videos and photos of international authorities.


  • The prize consists of a cash award of CHF 10’000. The prize will be awarded to the winner at a Ceremony in Geneva.
  • In addition to the Prize, all travel to and attendance at the Ceremony will be paid by the GCSP.
  • Travel includes, where applicable, standard or economy-class round-trip air travel to Geneva from thenearest international airport, and overnight accommodation. This applies to the winner, or a representative of the winning individual or group. Travel will be organised and paid for by the organisers in coordination with the winner, who agrees to provide the relevant personal details necessary for organising such travel. Visa support will be provided if needed.

Application Procedure:

Applications must be submitted via the online application form in order to be considered for the prize, and shall include:
a. a project abstract of 250 words maximum;
b. 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).

Applications submitted via any other channel will not be considered.
Applications must be in English.

The deadline for applications is 27 September 2017 at 18:00 UTC+2, and the winner will be announced in November 2017.

A panel of independent GCSP experts will evaluate and attribute a score to each valid application received. The 15 best-graded applications will then be passed to a panel of judges, which will be co-chaired by the Director of the GCSP and the Head of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme, for their consideration.

For More Information :

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2017 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security 



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