The GIAN's primary objective is to promote research and academic activities that combine the talents available within international organisations and the academic community in Geneva and beyond. Providing financial assistance to practical and action-oriented activities in the area of international relations, particularly those containing a strong research component, is a specific characteristic of this academic network.
The projects submitted to the GIAN must:
1) Be international in nature and fall within the purview of at least one, or more, of the following thematic areas:
- Sustainable development;
- Social equity;
- Globalisation and international commerce;
- Intercultural relations and dialogue;
- Humanitarian law and human rights.
2) Involve a real partnership between the academic world and at least one international organisation with a representation in Geneva, formalised through letters of engagement by each party. Financial and/or in-kind participation by each party is expected.
3) Be action-oriented and interdisciplinary in nature. The GIAN welcomes projects that concern the social sciences as well as the natural sciences and engineering sciences.
Approved Projects and Outputs
Find out more about the projects that have been approved within the Annual Call for Projects or the "Small Grants" programme in this section.
Find all the information on criteria and procedures to submit a project to the GIAN in this section.
Find all downloadable documents related to the Annual Call for Projects or the "Small Grants" programme.