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Graduate Institute of Geneva 2022 Geneva Challenge for Graduate Students (Fully-funded)

The Geneva Challenge 2022 International Contest for Graduate Students is now open for applications. 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. This year, students are asked to submit contributions that aim to offer solutions to The Challenges of Poverty Reduction.

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About Graduate Institute of Geneva

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is an institution of research and higher education dedicated to the study of world affairs, with a particular emphasis on the cross-cutting fields of international relations and development issues. Through their core activities, they aim to promote international cooperation and make a contribution to the progress of developing societies. More broadly, they endeavour to develop creative thinking on the major challenges of their time, foster global responsibility and advance respect for diversity. they are a cosmopolitan commu... read more


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GIG Geneva Challenge


Aim and Benefits of GIG Geneva Challenge

  • Five finalist teams, one team per continent, will be invited (complying with COVID-19 restrictions; travel and accommodation expenses covered) to an oral presentation in Geneva, where they will defend their ideas and answer questions from the jury and the public.
  • The finalists will also be invited to an awards ceremony where the contest results will be announced, preceded by a high-level keynote speech.
  • The contest distributes 25,000 CHF in monetary prizes.
    • The winning project will be awarded CHF 10,000;
    • the two teams in second place will receive CHF 5,000 each and
    • the two teams in third place, CHF 2,500 each.

Requirements for GIG Geneva Challenge Qualification

  • Participants must be enrolled as graduate students at the time of their registration for the contest.
  • They must gather in teams of 3 (three) to 5 (five) graduate students. In the submitted analysis, they should contribute with an interdisciplinary approach or from at least 2 (two) different disciplinary perspectives.
  • 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.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for GIG Geneva Challenge

Registration deadline: April 20th 2022

Submission deadline: July 13th 2022

Announcement of semi-finalists: August 2022

Announcement of finalists: September 2022

Final presentation & award ceremony: October/November 2022


Application Deadline

April 20, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Graduate Institute of Geneva on accounts.google.com to apply

For more details,visit GIG website


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