The Global Challenges Prize 2017
A New Shape
Remodelling Global Cooperation
Calling big thinkers, from all disciplines, everywhere. The world needs your brainpower and your best ideas as never before. Compete for US$5 million in prizes. Help to reshape our world.

Submit your proposal before September 30, 2017

Survey and annual report
The Global Challenges Foundation’s annual report “Global Catastrophic Risks 2017” is based on the latest scientific research. It contains contributions from leading experts, and summarizes the current status of global efforts to manage catastrophic risks. The GCF has also commissioned an international survey, in which 8,000 members of the general public in eight countries have given their views on global risks and how to handle them. The annual report and the survey provide a background to the challenges ahead, and the risks addressed by the Global Challenges Prize 2017: A New Shape.  
Read the Annual report
Read the survey
How the competition works
Frequently Asked Questions

Key Dates



April 1, 2017:

Entries can be submitted.

September 30, 2017:

The final submission deadline.

October 2017-March 2018:

All eligible and complete entries will be assessed by an Expert Academic Panel, a group of leading academics, working in relevant fields, all appointed by the GCF.

April 2018:

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a judging day in Stockholm in April 2018, after which the final results will be announced.



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