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Global Security Innovation Prize 2019

Global Security Innovation Prize 2019

Fully Funded
Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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In 2015, under the umbrella of its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established a prize 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 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 organization. A broad range of projects could qualify for consideration, including, but not limited to, technological and conceptual innovations, original research or grassroots initiatives.

Global Security Innovation Prize

The winner of the Global Security Innovation Prize will receive a cash award of CHF 10,000. Moreover, the winners will receive the prize at a ceremony in Geneva. In addition to the Prize, GCSP will provide all travel and attendance cost for the Ceremony.

Who is eligible for the GCSP Innovation Prize?

  • The prize is awarded for a project by any individual, or group of individuals, or organization (from private or public sectors), which contributes to global security, as well as has 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 project should go beyond national borders in its reach or thinking and must seek to address global security in innovative ways or through the new idea
  • Employees and staff of the GCSP, as well as their family members,  are not eligible participants
  • Applications must be in English.

A panel of judges will select the winner of the GCSP Innovation prize on the basis of the following criteria:

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

How to apply for the Global Security Innovation Prize

Applicants must submit the applications for the Global Security Innovation Prize via the online application form. Further, the application should include:

  • a project abstract of 250 words maximum;
  • a well-developed project description which should not exceed 1,000 words in length. Further, 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).


The deadline to apply for the GCSP Innovation Prize is 26 September 2019 at 18:00 UTC+2. GCSP will announce the winners on November 2019.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline26 September,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerGeneva Center for Security Policy
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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