The UQ Association of Postgraduate Students (UQAPSPitching Research competition is an opportunity for UQ students to develop a pitch for their research using Professor Robert Faff’s “Pitching Research” template guide, available on the Pitch My Research website.

The template has been designed as a simple and methodological tool to help novice researchers to refine their research question and prepare an engaging proposal for potential mentors and collaborators. It aims to assist students to produce a well-rounded, effective and achievable research project by providing a simple mechanism for communicating a new idea and starting a conversation with a potential research mentor.

Shortlisted finalists will pitch their research to a technical panel and have the chance to win up to $5,000 funding towards their research.


All pre-confirmation research students enrolled at UQ.


Winner stands to win a prize of up to $5,000 (minimum $3,000) towards their research.

Key dates

  • Expression of Intent (EOI) lodgment deadline: Friday 1 July 2016
  • Opening of pitch submissions: Friday 1 July 2016
  • Pitch submission deadline: Monday 12 September 2016 (12 noon)
  • Finalist decision notification: Monday 10 October 2016
  • Pitch presentation final: Wednesday 2 November 2016 (details to be confirmed)

Further information

Website: www.pitchmyresearch.com

Email: UQUAPS2016.pitching@business.uq.edu.au

UQUAPS 2016 Pitching Research competition

Fri 1 Jul 2016 8:00amMon 12 Sep 2016 12:00pm


Pitch submissions accepted: Friday 1 July to Monday 12 September 2016 (until 12 noon)