The Graduate Institute is launching the fourth edition of the Advancing Development Goals Contest, an international competition for graduate students.
Application Deadline: The Geneva Online Application portal will be closed on 25th May 2017 while submissions for applicants’ essay proposals will end by 31st July 2017.
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Graduate students from all over the world
To be taken at (country): Geneva, Switzerland
About the Contest: 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.
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.
Type: International Essay Contest for Master students
Eligibility: Eligibility is based on evaluation by an interdisciplinary academic steering committee.
Selection Criteria: 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 Awardees: Three teams of 3 to 5 enrolled Master students will be selected at the final stage.
Value of Contest: 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:
- Read carefully the Rules and Regulations.
- Read the Call for Contributions to get a better understanding of this year’s topic “The Challenges of Employment” .
- Send in your application by filling in the following form.
Award Provider: The Graduate Institute, Geneva.
Important Notes: Endeavour to apply now, you may submit proposals later.