Applications to create an initiative can be sent at anytime. The initiative renewal period will occur annually in October.
Student initiatives are clubs, or student organizations, formed and coordinated by current IHEID students of any program and year. Some, like Geneva International Model United Nations (GIMUN), are connected with outside organizations. Others, like the Environmental Committee, for example, are organizations unique to IHEID.
Every year students who are inspired in a certain area can send a budget request to GISA for funding for their own student initiative. This funding can go towards events, websites, promotions, public relations, or anything else a student might need to accomplish their organizational goals.
Most initiatives have their page at the GISA website, which contains contacts of its members. Feel free to visit any of these sites and discover more about the opportunities presented to you at IHEID.