Geneva Challenge for Masters Students 2021 on Advancing Development Goals

Geneva Challenge for Masters Students 2021 on Advancing Development Goals: The Geneva Challenge was put together to stimulate reflection and innovation on development from diverse disciplinary and contextual perspectives. The Geneva Challenge for Masters Students 2021 academic session is a worthy and important initiative to inspire the younger generation to be agents for peace and development.

The 2021 Advancing Development Goals International Contest for masters students aims to present innovative and pragmatic solutions to address the challenges associated with crisis management. Applicants all over the world are encouraged to enrol for the Advancing Development Goals Geneva Challenge.

Award Sponsor(s): The Graduate Institute Geneva

Award to be taken in: Geneva

Award Slot: Not specified

Award Worth: up to 25,000 CHF

Country Eligibility: Countries all over the world


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Geneva Challenge for Masters Students 2021 | ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be eligible for the Geneva Challenge for Masters Students 2021, participants must:

  • Be enrolled as graduate (masters) students at the time of their registration for the contest.
  • Gather in teams of 3 to 5 graduate students. In the submitted analysis, they should contribute with an interdisciplinary approach or from at least 2 different disciplinary perspectives.
  • Provide a scanned copy of a document that serves as proof of enrolment as a graduate (masters) student before the registration of the team can be confirmed and validated.
  • Note that participants who are transitioning into a graduate (masters) studies may be accepted for registration as long as they have already been accepted in a graduate student programme at the time of the registration.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Applicants for the Geneva Challenge for Masters Students 2021 are to note the following:

Registration of Teams

  • An online registration form will be made available at graduateinstitute.ch/TheGenevaChallenge
  • Registration ends on 22nd March 2021 before midnight – Central Europe Time (CET)
  • Each group must choose a team leader who will be the main (but not sole) focus point for communication with the organisation of the contest.
  • The registration form must be correctly filled in with the information required of all the participants.
  • Before the registration deadline, the proof of enrolment for all the team members must be sent online or to: [email protected]

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Submission Requirements

  • Submissions must be sent by email to: [email protected] before midnight 12 am (Central Europe Time (CET)), on 12th July 2021.
  • Entries must include an abstract and a project. The abstract should be one page long and should include short biographies of each team member, a brief description of the problem addressed by the project and the solution, specifying in which way the proposed solution will make a difference.
  • Projects will have a maximum length of 8000 (eight thousand) words excluding all notes, graphics and references and must be written in English or French.
  • The submissions will combine theoretical analyses, creativity, critical thinking on technical assistance, capacity building and on the agency of development.
  • Entries must be original.

Application Deadline: Registration of teams – 22nd March 2021

Submission of requirements – 12th July 2021

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