Share your research and win $7000

Published: Wednesday 20th August 2014

Are you a researcher with a burning desire to share your work with a wider audience?

Now you have your chance.

On Friday 17 October, ACU will hold the Five Minute Research Pitch (5RP) – an exciting opportunity for researchers to win $7000 towards their research and showcase their work to a national audience.

Similar to the national Three Minute Thesis, 5RP is open to all active proven researchers at Levels A, B and C.

Competitors will have just five minutes, and three powerpoint slides, to present their current research in a way that is easily understood by a non-academic audience.

According to Professor Patrick Heaven, Dean of Research, 5RP is an excellent opportunity for researchers to make their voices heard.

“5RP is a researcher’s elevator pitch,” he says.  “Taking part will encourage you to think differently and to present your research in a snappy, interesting, easily understood way.” 

Professor Heaven said that many Early Career Researchers would find the experience extremely useful.

“It’s a great opportunity to develop your presentation skills and get experience of speaking to different audiences about your work.  This is invaluable experience for the rest of your academic career.” 

5RP will be held via videoconference on Friday 17 October at 10 am.  

There will be two groupings for this initial heat – Science and Health and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.  

The first and second place winner of each group will then go on to the national finals at Victoria University in November (date tbc). The heat winners will also win $1000 towards their research.

You can find out full details here: http://www.acu.edu.au/research/news_and_events/five_minute_research_pitch or please contact Sandra Johnson, Research Development

Manager on Res.development@acu.edu.au  or 02 9739 2168.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 30 September.


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