5 Minute Research Pitch

Q&A session will take place on the 25th of September 11am – 12pm via Skype Video.

The 5 Minute Research Pitch concept is similar to the 3 Minute Thesis competition run nationally for PhD students. Researchers are required to deliver a five minute presentation of their current or recently completed research with the aid of three PowerPoint slides.  It is an opportunity for early and mid-career researchers (Level A-C) to showcase their research and win funding to further their research in the future.

The competition is a great opportunity for researchers to sharpen their presentation skills and their ability to distil their research for a lay audience.  Such transferrable skills are becoming important in a sector increasingly focused on industry impact and engagement.

CSU heat winners will receive $1000 for their research account.  The National Winner will receive $3000.

Competition Dates

CSU internal institutional heats/finals will be held in the week of 15 October .  Registrations will open on the 3rd of September.  The competition has two different streams or groupings:

Group One – Sciences and Health – (Biological Sciences and Biotechnology; Health and Medical Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics and Informatics; and Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences) Tuesday 16 October  – Various video conference rooms on all campuses

Group Two – Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences – (Humanities and Creative Arts; Education, Social and Behavioural Sciences; Law; and Business, Commerce and Economics) Thursday 18 October  - Various video conference rooms on all campuses

National Final: The National Final is to be held on Monday19 November at the USQ Springfield Campus (West Brisbane).  CSU will cover the travel costs of the two CSU heat winners.



3 September

Registrations open

8 October

Registrations close

16 October

Science and Health Heats

18 October

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Heat

19 November

National Finals – West Brisbane

More information, including guidelines, is available from your Faculty Research Liaison Officer:

FOAE – Lisa McLean – lmclean@csu.edu.au

FOBJBS – Kerry Madden – kmadden@csu.edu.au

FOS – Deborah Munns – dmunns@csu.edu.au

Faculty Research Liaison

Bev Pigott

Research Liaison Officer, Faculty of Arts & Education


Rebecca Penny

Rebecca Penny

Research Liaison Officer, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences


Deborah Munns

Deborah Munns

Research Liaison Officer, Faculty of Science