The competition is open to academic staff at Level A, B and C, who are active, proven researchers and are employed by the following Higher Education Institutions:
- Australian Catholic University
- Edith Cowan University
- Charles Stuart University
- Federation University
- Southern Cross University
- University of Southern Queensland
- Victoria University.
The research presented must be current; either currently being completed or published within the last two years.
Research students are not eligible to compete, however, if you are employed as an academic staff member at one of the above institutions and concurrently undertaking a PhD you are eligible as a staff member. It is also appropriate to present work conducted as a PhD student within the above time frame, if currently employed as an academic staff member.
Past overall winners are not eligible, but divisional winners, place-getters, and other finalists may re-enter.
The first place winner of each of the groupings in the institutional finals will proceed to the national finals. Second place getters will be named as reserves.
Group One: Sciences & health
- Biological sciences and biotechnology
- Health and medical sciences
- Engineering, mathematics and informatics
- Physics, chemistry and earth sciences
Group Two: Arts, humanities & social sciences
- Humanities and creative arts
- Education, social and behavioural sciences
- Business, commerce and economics
Prize money of up to $3,000 is provided to the overall winner of the national competition, with smaller cash prizes to be awarded to the discipline winners of both the VU final and the national final.
How to enter
Registration for 5RP is now closed.
Check in May 2019 for information about how to register for the 5RP 2019 competition.
VU 5RP contact
If you have any questions regarding the 5 Minute Research Pitch, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the competition, please see the 5RP guidelines.