2019 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security


Deadline:  26 September 2019 at 18:00 UTC+2
Open to: project by any individual, or group of individuals, or organisation (from private or public sectors), which contributes to global security, and has been submitted for consideration according to these rules and regulations.
Prize: the Prize consists of a cash award of CHF 10’000, and all travel expenses for the winner to attend the award ceremony in Geneva. 

Description

In 2015, under the umbrella of its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established a prize in order to recognise deserving individuals or organisations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges.

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

Eligibility

  1. The prize is awarded for a project by any individual, or group of individuals, or organisation (from private or public sectors), which contributes to global security, and has been submitted for consideration according to these rules and regulations. No more than one application per applicant is allowed.
  2. Applications may come from any country, but the project should go beyond national borders in its 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 grassroot initiatives.
  3. Employees and staff of the GCSP, as well as their family members are not eligible participants.
  4. Applications submitted via any other channel will not be considered.
  5. Applications must be in English.

Prize

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.

Application

The deadline for applications is 26 September 2019 at 18:00 UTC+2. The winner will be announced in November 2019.

>> 2019 Rules and Regulations

>> Download the Innovation Prize Flyer 

The official web-page.