The Graduate Institute Geneva invites applications for the Geneva Challenge for Graduate Students in Switzerland in 2022.

The idea is to gather contributions that are both theoretically grounded and offer pragmatic solutions to a relevant international development problem. This is a problem stemming from an interdisciplinary collaboration between three to five enrolled master students from anywhere in the world.

The Geneva Challenge owes its initiative and patronage to the generous vision of Ambassador Staehelin with the support of late Kofi Annan who was the High Patron of the contest.


Worth of Award


  • ADG contest distributes 25,000 CHF in monetary prizes.
  • winning project will be awarded CHF 10,000;
  • two teams in second place will receive CHF 5,000 each and
  • two teams in third place, CHF 2,500 each.


Master students from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

To access the application form for the Geneva Challenge for Graduate Students, simply click here.

Deadlines: Registration deadline is April 20, 2022 while the submission deadline is July 13, 2022.


Click here for more details and to apply