The GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security

Deadline: 30 September 2016
Open to: 
any individual, or group of individuals, or organisation, (from private or public sectors) which contributes to global security
Award:
cash award of CHF 10,000 (approx. 9,143.30 EUR) and ceremonial awards dinner in Geneva

Description

The GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security is an annual award established to recognize deserving individuals or organisations that propose an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges, and is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields.

The 1st GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security was awarded on 26 November 2015 to a project entitled “Improve the Protection of Children in Conflict – Expanding the function of the ‘Children and Armed Conflict Mobile Application’ towards MRM practitioners in the field”. This mobile app provides a user-friendly pool of resources and recommendations concerning International Humanitarian Law.

Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges – senior practitioners from international organisations, governments and the private sector. The panel will be co-chaired by the GCSP director, Ambassador Christian Dussey, and the Head of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme, Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan. The winner will be announced at an award ceremony held in Geneva on 17 November 2016.

Eligibility

  • Individuals or organisations that propose an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges;
  • Nominees from all relevant disciplines and fields;
  • Applications are accepted from anywhere in the world;
  • Both the public and private sectors (read more in Prize rules and regulations).

Award

The prize consists of a cash award of CHF 10,000 (approx. 9,143.30 EUR) as well as a ceremonial awards dinner in Geneva, including all travel and accommodation expenses covered by the GCSP.

How to apply?

In order to participate you need to fill out the online Application form. The deadline for full submissions, which must be sent to [email protected], is 30 September 2016. Proposals can be wide-ranging in scope but should include a description of the contribution with a focus on how it is novel, and on its significance to sustainable global security.

Please do not hesitate to contact: [email protected] for any further questions regarding the GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security.

For more information please visit the official website.

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