You can now apply for the ongoing 2017 Graduate Institute’s Geneva Challenge for Masters Students by following the steps below.
Geneva Challenge for Masters Students Description
The contest this year will require applicants to discuss The Challenges of Employment. 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.
This is the fourth edition of the Advancing Development Goals Contest, an international competition for graduate students the Graduate Institute is launching
Students are invited 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.
The deadline for the Geneva Online Application is said to be on 25th May 2017 while submissions for applicants’ essay proposals will end by 31st July 2017.
Graduate students from all over the world
Eligibility is based on evaluation by an interdisciplinary academic steering committee.
An interdisciplinary academic steering committee will assess all submissions by students and select semi-finalists which will 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.
Number of Awards to be Given
Three teams of 3 to 5 enrolled Master students will be selected at the final stage.
Contest Value and Benefits
17,500 CHF in monetary prizes will be distributed to contestants in this way: The winning project will be awarded 10,000 CHF, the second prize will receive 5,000 CHF and the third, 2,500 CHF.
How to Apply for Geneva Challenge for Masters Students
Carefully read the Rules and Regulations .
Read the Call for Contributions to get a better understanding of this year’s "Challenges of Employment” .
Send in your application by filling in the following form on the award portal
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