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Call for 2024-2025 Applied Research Project (ARP) Partner Applications

Call for 2024-2025 Applied Research Project (ARP) Partner Applications

The Geneva Graduate Institute invites policy and practice partners to apply for the opportunity to have first-year Masters students conduct Applied Research Projects (ARPs) on their behalf. These projects focus on issues related to international development and international relations.

Application Deadline: 31 July 2024

Project Duration: Early October 2024 to mid-May 2025


Applied Research Projects (ARPs) are a key element of the MINT program, offering students the chance to apply their analytical and research skills to practical, policy-relevant issues. Through ARPs, students work in small groups under the supervision of Graduate Institute faculty to deliver high-quality research for partner organizations.

Student Responsibilities:

  • Develop project Terms of Reference and frame research questions
  • Conduct literature reviews and design methodologies
  • Undertake original research and analyze primary data
  • Write preliminary and final analytic reports
  • Present final research findings

The ARP process emphasizes teamwork, collaboration, professionalism, effective communication, and problem-solving.

Partner Organizations

Organizations addressing global issues are invited to sponsor an ARP. Partners are expected to guide and support students, ensuring the research is both policy-relevant and practical.

Partner Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall framing of the research project
  • Participate in approximately four meetings with students
  • Provide feedback and validate deliverables (Terms of Reference, Literature Review, Methodology, Preliminary and Final Reports)
  • Attend the final presentation

Application Process:

  1. Submit the ARP Partner Application Form by 31 July 2024.
  2. Screening and Selection:
    • Successful applicants will be contacted by mid-September 2024.
    • Selected organizations must adhere to the Geneva Graduate Institute’s Code of Conduct and sign a partnership agreement.

How to Apply

Interested organizations should complete the ARP Partner Application Form HERE by 31 July 2024.

This competitive process seeks organizations committed to providing technical expertise and professional learning opportunities for students, while helping them connect with leading experts in the field.


By becoming an ARP Partner, organizations can benefit from innovative research while contributing to the professional growth of the next generation of international relations and development experts. Don’t miss this opportunity to collaborate with the Geneva Graduate Institute and make a meaningful impact on global issues.