GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security 2021

In 2015, under the umbrella of its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established a prize in order to recognize deserving individuals or organizations 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 recognize excellence in contributing to new approaches to enhancing sustainable global security. A broad range of projects could qualify for consideration, including, but not limited to, technological and conceptual innovations, original research or grassroots initiatives.

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A panel of independent GCSP experts will evaluate and attribute a score to each valid application received. The 15 bestgraded applications will then be passed to a panel of judges, which will be cochaired by the Director of the GCSP and the Head of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme, for their consideration.




  • The prize for the application coming in first position is CHF 10’000 (paid via bank transfer)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 selected by the panel of judges,and selection will be based on the following criteria:
    • Dedication to sustainable global security
    • Preservation of human dignity, security and justice
    • Creativity
    • Originality
  • The prize is awarded for projects by any individual, or group of individuals, or organization (from private or public sectors),which contribute to global security, and have been submitted for consideration according to the rules and regulations.
  • Employees and staff of the GCSP, as well as their family members are not eligible participants.


Eligible Regions: Open for All.

Application Process

  • Applications must be submitted via the online application form in order to be considered for the prize, and shall include:
    • a project abstract of 250 words maximum
    • a welldeveloped project description that should not exceed 1,000 words in length. 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 our collective global future, and should clearly demonstrate how the idea provides a novel contribution to this field
    • up to five images files (optional).
  • Applications submitted via any other channel will not be considered.
  • Applications must be in English.
  • You have to provide your personal information.

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Application Deadline: September 23, 2021

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