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GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security

GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security 2020

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Applications call for the 2020 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security.

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 recognize deserving individuals or organizations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges.


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.


  • The prize for the application coming in the first position is CHF 10’000 and a certificate of excellence.
  • The two other finalist applications will receive a certificate of recognition.
  • The winners (first, second and third place) will be announced publicly during an online event to be held in November 2020.


Candidates must apply online for this position. Moreover, an application should consist

  • A project abstract of 250 words maximum.
  • A well-developed project description 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.
  • Up to five image files (optional)

Selection Criteria

  • Dedication to sustainable global security
  • Preservation of human dignity, security, and justice
  • Creativity
  • Originality

The deadline for applications is 24 September 2020 at 18:00 UTC+2. The winner will be announced on 25 November 2020 as part of the GCSP 25th Anniversary Celebration.

2020 Flyer

2020 Rules and Regulations


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline24 September,2020
Open toAll



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