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

Lisa McLean

Lisa McLean

Research Liaison Officer, Faculty of Arts and Education


Kerry Madden

Kerry Madden

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


Deborah Munns

Deborah Munns

Research Liaison Officer, Faculty of Science