Apply to the Impact Collaboration Programme 2021

Theme: ‘Bridging science and policy to foster systemic resilience

Deadline for pre-proposals: 17 January 2021 (NEW DEADLINE: 31 January 2021)

Max. 40,000 CHF per project for 12 months

The Impact Collaboration Programme is an annual call for projects by the Geneva Science-Policy Interface with the support of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. It is aimed at promoting opportunities of collaboration between science, policy and implementation actors in order to enhance the relevance and impact of global governance and international cooperation efforts of actors based in Geneva.

The call supports projects that stem from collaborations that involve at least one actor from an academic institution, and one actor from the International Geneva ecosystem carrying policy work or implementation work. The ICP supports collaborative projects which explicitly bridge science, policy and/or implementation both in terms of aims and actors involved.

Maximum 40,000 CHF per project (120,000 CHF total for projects selected in 2021) and in-kind support as needed.

The call supports projects that stem from collaborations that involve at least one actor from an academic institution (no geographical limitation), and one actor from the International Geneva ecosystem carrying policy work or implementation work (e.g. international organisations, programmes, funds, NGOs). The ICP supports collaborative projects which explicitly bridge science, policy and/or implementation both in terms of aims and actors involved. Individuals (with affiliations), institutions and consortia can apply to the programme. See ‘eligibility criteria’ for more information.

Bridging science and policy to foster systemic resilience (see more details in the document “2021 Impact Collaboration Programme – General description”.)

The ICP has two rounds:

  • Pre-proposal: opens on 23 November 2020 and closes on 17 January 2021 (23:59 CET) – DEADLINE EXTENTION TO 31 January 2021 (23:59 CET)
  • Full proposal: opens on 1 February 2021 and closes on 21 March 2021 (23:59 CET) – NEW: 15 February 2021 to 4 April 2021 (23:59 CET)
  1. Send your 900 word application through this platform.[LINK]
  2. Submit a full proposal if your concept is pre-selected.

Maxime Stauffer, science-policy officer, icp@gspi.ch