2022 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security

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2022 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security

2022 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security now is over!

2022 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security: The 2022 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security, international competition has been recently opened for entries with aim to recognise outstanding projects for their innovative approaches in global security.

Short description

In 2015, under the umbrella of its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the Geneva Center for Security Policy (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 is intended to encourage and recognise excellence in contributing to new approaches to enhancing sustainable global security.

Applications may come from any country, but the projects should go beyond national borders in their reach or thinking and 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 grassroots initiatives.

A panel of judges will select the winners (first, second and third place), and the selection will be based on the following criteria:

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

Submission requirements

Applications shall include:

a project abstract of 250 words maximum;
a well-developed project description which should not exceed 750 words in length;
a description of the technical process of the project submitted (if applicable);
an estimate of the budget required for the project;
an explanation of how the project provides a novel contribution to the field of global security;
a description of the short-term and long-term impact of the project in the field of global security;
up to five image files (optional).
Applications must be in English.

Who may enter?

The prize is awarded for projects by any individual, group of individuals, or organisation (from private or public sectors), which contribute to global security.


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 an event to be held in November 2022.

Entry fees

There is no entry fee to participate!

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