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 May 24th 2017

How it works

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Global Challenges Prize 2017: A New Shape. This competition is a quest to find new models of global cooperation capable of handling global risks. It will award US$5 million in prizes for the best ideas that re-envision global governance for the 21st century.

Be part of the effort to safeguard our world for future generations. Be part of the global conversation. Help to change the shape of things to come.

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Key Dates

From November 2016 until February 15 2017:

Participants will be asked to register their interest in participating in the Prize competition.

February 15, 2017:

Applications can be received.

May 24, 2017:

The final submission deadline.

May-August 2017:

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 Foundation.

August 2017:

A long list of selected entries will be presented to the Prize Competition Jury, who will review these entries and produce a short list.

October 2017:

Shortlisted candidates will be notified at the beginning of October and invited to a final judging day in Stockholm. Shortlisted participants will be asked to present their award entry on the judging day.

End of November 2017:

The final results of the competition are expected to be announced.

To help incite bold and visionary ideas to tackle global risks, the Global Challenges Foundation has a number of resources available to educators, global governance experts, academics, civil society organisations and high level discussions and talks.
About the Foundation
The Global Challenges Foundation aims to incite deeper understanding of the most pressing global risks to humanity - and to catalyse new ways of tackling them.