Would you like $7000 to tell us how exciting your research is?

Published: Thursday 25th August 2016

Announcing the 2016 Five Minute Research Pitch (5RP)

Clearly and creatively communicate your research and its significance to inspire the community and your peers and potentially win a research account of up to $7000.

  • Are you an early – mid career researcher (Level A, B or C) and excited about your research?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to share your enthusiasm and inspire a broad audience?
  • Do you want to test your communication skills in social and mass media?
  • Would you like to boost your research funds by up to $7000?

Then you need to get a five minute power-packed presentation together with up to three slides and enter the Five Minute Research Pitch (5RP) by Thursday 15 September. Every year researchers from universities across Australia compete for prizes by showcasing their research in a way that everyone can comprehend, appreciate and be inspired by.

You could go to that international conference, pay the publishing fees for your next book, buy that equipment you always wanted, or hire a RA to help you collect data. It’s up to you!

During early October, ACU will be running heats live in Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and two finalists (one from each discipline of Sciences and Health and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) will have an expenses-paid trip to the Gold Coast campus of Southern Cross University to present at the 5RP National Finals.

Register your interest by email (subject line: 5RP EOI) with the following information:

Participant Name:
Supervisor Name:
Presentation Title:
Affiliated Faculty/School or Research Institute/Centre:
ACU Campus on which you will be presenting (see above for list):

Please send your email to: res.development@acu.edu.au

Expressions of Interest need to be submitted by Thursday, 15 September.

For more detailed information on the 5RP, Guidelines and ACU Heats and Finals please see the 5RP Event Information.