This is to inform the public about the Geneva Centre for Security Policy in short “GCSP” Prize for Innovation in Global Security 2021. Details about the programme are given below.
About the GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security 2021
In the year 2015, under the same programme as its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established a prize in a bid to recognize qualified and deserving individuals or organizations that offer an innovative approach to tackling international security challenges.
This prize is known as Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) Prize for Innovation in Global Security which has commenced its 2021 edition and are open for applications.
The prize has been designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. The main objective of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) Prize for Innovation in Global Security is targeted towards recognizing and encouraging excellence in contributing to new innovative approaches towards enhancing and bolstering sustainable global security.
A wide range of projects could qualify for selection, including, but not restricted to, conceptual and technological innovations, original research or grassroots initiatives.
Prizes and Award Information
The winners (first, second and third place) will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of renowned practitioners from international organizations, governments and the private sector, based on the following criteria:
- Dedication to sustainable global security
- Preservation of human dignity, security and justice
- Creativity and Originality
The prize for the application coming in 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 our yearly event to be held in November 2021.
The prize would help fund projects, while providing increased international visibility for the participant’s work. It is part of the Centre’s Creativity and Innovation Initiative and is meant to stimulate forward-thinking and creative solutions on current issues of international security.
Eligibility Criteria to Participate
Applications may come from any country, but the project should go beyond national borders in its reach or thought and must seek to address global security challenges in innovative ways. A broad range of projects could qualify for consideration, including, but not limited to, technological and conceptual innovations, original research, or grassroots initiatives.
- Visit the dedicated webpage to apply: https://www.gcsp.ch/events/apply-2021-gcsp-prize-innovation-global-security
- Discover our brochure : 2021-gcsp-prize-for-innovation-in-global-security-2
We will accept applications until 23 September 2021 at 18:00 UTC+2, and the winners will be announced in November 2021.
The deadline for the 2021 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security is approaching fast! We would be most grateful if you could spread the word about this year’s prize on your portal!
Applicants are advised to visit the official online platform of GCSP for more information.