GCSP Prize for Transformative Futures in Peace and Security

Date/Deadline: 27 Mar, 2023

Apply for the 2023 GCSP Prize for Transformative Futures in Peace and Security.

Under the leadership of Ambassador Thomas Greminger, Director of the GCSP, the Prize for Transformative Futures in Peace and Security was initiated by Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan, Head of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme, and Ms Anne-Caroline Pissis Martel, Head of the Global Fellowship Initiative and Creative Spark. It seeks to reward groundbreaking concepts that offer exceptional promise in addressing peace and security challenges. The inaugural edition of the prize will be awarded in 2023.

Applications may come from any country, but the potential impact of the concepts submitted should extend beyond national borders in their scope or thinking. 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.

The winners (first, second and third place) will be announced publicly during an event to be held in late May 2023. The prize for the application coming in the first position is a fully funded 2-month incubation programme within the GCSP’s Creative Spark in Geneva (worth CHF 15’000) and a certificate of excellence. The two other finalist applications will receive a certificate of recognition.

In order to be considered for the prize it shall include:

  • a project concept abstract of 250 words maximum;
  • a well-developed project concept description which should not exceed 750 words in length;
  • a description of the technical process of the project concept submitted (if applicable);
  • an estimate of the budget required for the project concept;
  • an explanation of how the project concept provides a novel contribution to the field of global peace and security;
  • a description of the short-term and long-term impact of the project concept in the field of global peace and security;
  • up to five image files (optional).


  • Dedication to sustainable global peace and security;
  • Creativity;
  • Originality;
  • Transformative potential;
  • Sustainability;
  • Potential impact on peace and security.

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