Apply to the ICP 2020!

Apply now to the GSPI’s call for projects, the Impact Collaboration Programme (ICP)!

The Geneva ecosystem gathers a rich variety of International Organizations, NGOs, foundations, networks, academic institutions and private sector actors that, together, have the potential to design impactful solutions to some of the most complex challenges of the 21st century. The Geneva Science-Policy Interface supports this work by facilitating opportunities for collaboration and partnership between Geneva-based international policy actors and scientific institutions in Switzerland and beyond.

We know that time and resources to initiate or boost purposeful collaborations early on can make all the difference to successful and sustainable collaborations in the long run. The Impact Collaboration Program (ICP) provides seed funding and in-kind support to build and boost science-policy partnerships so that they can create a foundation of trust, aligned interests and cooperation to deliver real impact.

In 2020, the ICP will give particular attention to projects that develop or apply methodologies with the aim to foster data-driven decision-making.

What does GSPI offer?

Maximum 40,000 CHF per project (120,000 CHF total for projects selected in 2020) and in-kind support as needed. Projects must be completed within a year.

Who is eligible?

The call supports projects that stem from consortia including researchers and international organisations and/or global NGOs. Researchers can be affiliated to any academic institution in the world, whereas international organisations and global NGOs must come from the Geneva ecosystem. Either side can apply to the call.

When does the call open and close?

The ICP has two rounds:

  • Pre-proposal: open on 17 January 2020 and close on 29 February 2020
  • Full proposal: open on 9 March 2020 and close on 11 April 2020

How to apply? 

  1. Send your 600 word application through our online platform.
  2. Submit a full proposal if your concept is pre-selected (your will be notified in this case)

Download this document for more information.



Maxime Stauffer, Science-Policy officer,