GCSP Prize for Transformative Futures in Peace and Security 2024

Deadline Date: March 25, 2024

Donor Name: Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

Grant Size: $10,000 to $100,000


The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is seeking applications to reward groundbreaking concepts that offer exceptional promise in addressing peace and security challenges.

The prize is awarded by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), as part of its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme Department and its Creative Spark Incubator, under the Creativity and Innovation Initiative.

Concepts from a wide variety of fields may be eligible for consideration, including, but not restricted to, transformative technologies, pandemics, biothreats, autonomous weapons, climate change, human rights, cybersecurity, education, or disarmament, for example.

Prize Information

  • The prize for the application coming in the first position is a fully funded 2-month incubation programme within GCSP’s Creative Spark in Geneva (worth 15’000 CHF, to be completed within a year of the award of the Prize) and a certificate of excellence. The two other finalist applications will receive a certificate of recognition. No equivalent or alternative will be provided.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications may come from any country, but the potential impact of the concept should go beyond national borders in its reach or thinking and seek to address global peace and security challenges in innovative and creative ways.
  • The prize is awarded for groundbreaking concepts by any individual, group of individuals, or organisation (from private or public sectors), that offer exceptional potential in addressing peace and security challenges.
  • Employees, staff, current fellows and current participants of the GCSP, as well as their family members, are not eligible participants. For the above categories to be eligible participants, a period of 1 year since the termination of the relationship with the GCSP must be respected.
  • Applications must be in English.

Selection Criteria

  • The 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 peace and security;
    • Creativity;
    • Originality;
    • Transformative potential;
    • Sustainability;
    • Incubation potential;
    • Implementation potential;
    • Potential impact on peace and security;

For more information, visit GCSP.

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