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Does Your Research Make An Impact? - Win €2,500 by Proving it Does

07 November 2018

What is it?

Five researchers, who in the opinion of an independent adjudication panel, have the most innovative or challenging ideas will be invited to present how their research is making an impact at a public event at The Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin between 1.30pm and 3.30pm on 5th December They will have a maximum of ten minutes each to make the presentation, followed by a brief question and answer session with an expert panel. 


Two awards of €2,500 sponsored by the HEA, will be awarded to two individual winners, one of whom will be picked by the panel and the other by an audience of second level students.

 To Whom is it Open

Any currently registered postgraduate research student (full time or part time) in any discipline at any Irish higher education institution. One student may enter on behalf of a research group but only that student can present if selected for the finals. Employees of the Higher Education Authority are excluded from entry.

 How to Enter

Written submissions of no longer than 800 words or audio or visual submissions lasting no longer than eight minutes should be sent to before 10am on Wednesday 7th November. Attached to the submission should be the entrant’s name, your programme of research, your institution and a contact telephone number.

 Further information can be found on the HEA website here.