GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security 2018 (Win CHF 10’000 and a trip to Geneva)

GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security 2018 (Win CHF 10’000 and a trip to Geneva)

Deadline: September 27, 2018

Geneva Center For Security Policy (GCSP) and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme are now accepting applications for the 2018 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security. The prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. It seeks to reward the most inspiring, innovative and ground-breaking contribution of the year, whether this comes in the form of an initiative, invention, research publication, or organisation.

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 to current issues in international security.

The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is an international foundation established in 1995, with 52 member states, for the primary purpose of promoting peace, security and international cooperation through executive education and training, applied policy analysis and dialogue.


The Prize consists of a cash award of CHF 10’000, and all travel expenses for the winner to attend the award ceremony in Geneva.

The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges consisting of renowned practitioners from international organisations, governments and the private sector, who will also attend the ceremony.


  • Applications may come from any country, but the project should go beyond national borders in its reach or thinking, and must 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.


They will accept applications until 27 September 2018 at 18:00 UTC+2, and the winner will be announced in November 2018.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit GCSP Prize.