Applied Research Projects


ARPs are a foundational component of the Interdisciplinary Master in which small student groups conduct policy-relevant research with policy-makers, practitioners and leaders in Geneva and beyond to answer pressing research questions of global concern. Through ARPs, students:

  • Deepen analytical and research skills through in-depth literature reviews, framing appropriate research questions, designing methodologies, undertaking original research, and analysing and presenting findings in written and oral form. 
  • Strengthen professional and interpersonal skills through practice in teamwork, communication, meeting deadlines, and problem solving.

Partner Organizations

Organizations wishing to partner with the Geneva Graduate institute are invited to propose a research project for a group of 3 or 4 students, who will work together with the partner from the end of February through the beginning of July 2023. Partners are expected to provide guidance and support to the students to generate research that is of policy and practical relevance. ARPs are interdisciplinary in nature and are likely to cover subject matter in line with the seven MINT Specialisations. During the course of the ARP, students will be asked to elaborate a research Terms of Reference based on the partner’s proposal, to conduct a literature review, to design an appropriate research methodology and to undertake primary research under the guidance of the partner organization. The final research results will be shared during an oral presentation in September 2023. 

Applications for interested partners are now welcome and will be accepted until 16 January 2023.