Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) Prize for Innovation in Global Security 488 views

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The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is inviting entries for its 2019 Prize for Innovation in Global Security, which seeks to recognise an individual or organisation with an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges. The prize aims to encourage and recognise excellence in contributing to new approaches to enhancing sustainable global security.

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


The prize consists of a cash award of CHF 10’000, which will be presented at a ceremony in Geneva. All travel expenses and attendance costs for the winner to attend the award presentation ceremony will be covered. Travel costs covered include standard or economy-class round-trip air travel to Geneva from the nearest international airport, as well as overnight accommodation. Visa support will be provided if required.


Applicants may be individuals, groups of individuals, or organisations, from both the private and public sectors, from anywhere in the world, who are contributing to global security. Proposals can be wide-ranging in scope but the project should go beyond national borders in its reach or thinking, and must address global security in innovative ways or through new ideas. The type of projects could include, but not limited to, technological and conceptual innovations, original research and grassroots initiatives. Submitted proposals should contribute to new approaches to enhancing sustainable global security.

Entrants are required to submit a  a project abstract of 250 words maximum; and a well-developed project description of maximum 1000 words. 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 the collective global future, and should clearly demonstrate how the idea provides a novel contribution to this field.

The winner will be selected according to the following 4 criteria: dedication to sustainable global security; preservation of human dignity, security and justice; creativity; and originality.



Applications are to be done online by 26 September 2019.

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