Searching for next early-career researchers

Universities Australia’s annual Pitch it clever competition is now open for early-career researchers to share their brightest ideas with the nation.

“University research has the power to change lives, improve communities and strengthen our economy,” Universities Australia Chief Executive Catriona Jackson said.

“Each year we see hundreds of bright ideas showcased through the Pitch it clever competition – from explorations into advancing bionic hearing devices to supporting people experiencing mental health challenges.”

“This is a terrific opportunity for the next generation of early-career researchers to challenge themselves and tell the story of their research and its impact.”

Three awards are up for grabs, offering return flights, accommodation and tickets to attend the country’s largest higher education conference, as well as cash prizes up to $6000.

Applicants are invited to submit a two-minute video file to communicate their pitch before 5 June. Winners will be announced at the Universities Australia conference this July.

Competition details, eligibility criteria and past winners can be viewed on the Pitch it clever website.

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