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The Geneva Challenge 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open25-May-2016
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AwardThe winning project will get 10,000 CHF
EligibilityAll enrolled masters students
RegionAbroad
Scholarship provider contact details

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Case postale 136
CH - 1211 Geneva 21, 
Switzerland
Phone: + 41 22 908 58 98
Deputy Head: Michal Sela
Email: geneva.challenge@graduateinstitute.ch

What is The Geneva Challenge 2016?

In 2016, the contest is to discuss The Challenges of Urbanisation.

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 3 to 5 enrolled master students from anywhere in the world.

We invite teams of students to: 

  • identify a challenge stemming from urbanisation;
  • construct an interdisciplinary analysis on how it affects different aspects of development in a specific (but transposable) context;
  • propose innovation at the policy, practice, process or technology levels turning the challenge into development opportunity.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Students who are enrolled for masters from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.

How can you apply ?

Application can be done by email or online.

Terms and Conditions

The Challenge

In 2016, the contest is to discuss The Challenges of Urbanisation.

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 3 to 5 enrolled master students from anywhere in the world.

They invite teams of students to: 

  • identify a challenge stemming from urbanisation;
  • construct an interdisciplinary analysis on how it affects different aspects of development in a specific (but transposable) context;
  • propose innovation at the policy, practice, process or technology levels turning the challenge into development opportunity.
     

Application Process
 
In order to apply to The Geneva Challenge 2016:

  • Read carefully the Rules and Regulations.
  • Read the Call for Contributions to get a better understanding of this year's topic "The Challenges of Urbanisation" .
  • Send in your application by filling in the following form. 
  • Registration deadline: 25th May 2016
  • Submissions are due by the 31st July 2016

Selection Process

Your submissions will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary academic steering committee who will select semi-finalists to be published on the competitions website and then reviewed by an independent jury of experts with academic, governmental and private sector backgrounds.

Three finalist teams will be invited (traveling and accommodation expenses covered) to an oral presentation in Geneva, where they will defend their ideas and answer questions from the jury and from the public. The finalists will also be present at an awards ceremony where the results of the contest will be announced preceded by a high-level key-note speech on the challenges of urbanisation.

Prizes

The ADG contest 2016 will distribute 17,500 CHF in monetary prizes. The winning project will be awarded 10,000 CHF, the second prize will receive 5,000 CHF and the third, 2,500 CHF.

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