The Geneva Challenge 2022: Contest for Graduate Students (Fully Funded to Switzerland)

Applications are currently being received for the Geneva Challenge 2022: The 2022 Advancing Development Goals International Contest for Graduate Students aims to present innovative and pragmatic solutions to address the challenges of poverty reduction. –

Fully funded to Geneva, Switzerland, the idea is to gather contributions that are both theoretically grounded and offer pragmatic solutions to a relevant international development problem stemming from an interdisciplinary collaboration between three to five enrolled master students from anywhere in the world.

About the Program: The Geneva Challenge 2022

Hosted by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and funded by Swiss Ambassador Jenö Staehelin, it is a project which aims to encourage interdisciplinary problem-solving analysis among master students on advancing human development within the scope of a relevant topic. This year, students are invited to develop analysis-based proposals on “The Challenges of Poverty Reduction”.

What to Expect

Teams of 3-5 master students must submit an 8,000 words proposal which:

  • identifies a challenge related to poverty reduction;
  • constructs an interdisciplinary analysis on how it affects different aspects of development in a specific (but transposable) context;
  • proposes innovation at the policy, practice, process or technology levels turning the challenge into development opportunity.

Prizes/Benefits

The Geneva Challenge 2022 will distribute 25’000 CHF in monetary prizes and the five finalist teams will be invited (travel and accommodation expenses covered) to publicly present their work in Geneva before a panel of high-level experts. Networking opportunities are also envisioned as part of the prize package.

How to ApplyTo participate in the The Geneva Challenge 2022 contest, you first need to register online and later submit your entry as per instructions.

Registrations Deadline: 20 April 2022

Submission Deadline: 13 July 2022

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