Geneva Science-Policy Interface: Impact Collaboration Programme 2023

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Submission deadline: 12 Febbraio 2023

Submission deadline: 12 February 2023

Establishing fruitful relationships between science, policy and practice is a complex endeavour riddled with challenges at the individual, institutional and systemic level. Yet, more
and more scholars and policy-makers are developing creative ways to span science-policy boundaries and engage in collaborations in an attempt 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. Through the Impact Collaboration Programme (ICP), it provides a unique funding instrument to spot, support and scale collaborations
that contribute to strengthening science-informed policy-making and build policy-relevant research and tools.

Eligible project

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
carrying policy work (e.g. international organisations, programmes, funds, NGOs; see list of eligible actors here). The ICP provides support to collaborative projects and
initiatives that explicitly address a science-policy gap around a global issue of relevance to the work of International Geneva actors. Individuals (with affiliations), institutions and consortia can apply to the programme.

Budget and duration

The ICP provides small grants amounting to a maximum of 60'000 CHF per project. These grants are seed money that can cover costs related to personnel or activity (see ICP rules and regulations to find out what types of costs are eligible). Applying institutions (and/or their partners) are expected to contribute financial and/or in-kind resources to the realisation of the project (financial/in-kind inputs do not have to proportionally match the ICP amount).


The submission of the application has to be done trough the dedicated platform.


For more information please read the attached guidelines or contact Ms. Janice Casarella