Radboud Talks: scientific pitch competition

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Would you like to share your research with the world? Register yourself for the Radboud Talks pitch competition and tell your story in just three minutes for a live audience and jury. No worries, we will organize two workshops beforehand so you will be more than ready to go on stage. Preliminaries are planned on March 6 and 7 (on campus), and the grand finale will be held in LUX Nijmegen (city centre) on Tuesday night, March 21st.

Young Radboud researchers from every faculty, Radboudumc and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics are welcome to join. The only prerequisites are that you are 40 years old or younger, that you are active as a researcher (PhD, postdoc or assistant professor) and that you are able to present your research in English, the lingua franca of the competition.


We will provide you with two trainings: one in storytelling and one in presentation skills:

  • Storytelling sessions will take place on Monday 6 February 14:00 – 16:00, Tuesday 7 February 10:00 – 12:00 and Thursday 9 February 12:00 – 14:00, so keep one of these moments free in your agenda.

  • Presentation trainings will take place on Wednesday 15 February 13:00 – 17:00 and Thursday 16 February 09:00 – 13:00, so keep one of these moments free in your agenda as well.

    The maximum number of participants is 32 (after this amount is reached we will work with a reserve list). Preliminaries will take place in the Red Room in the Trigon building (Donders Institute) on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 March, both days between 16:00 and 19:00 approximately. From each of these two preliminaries, a maximum of 5 participants will continue to the Radboud Talks finale in LUX on March 21st.. One winner will be chosen out of the finalists, who will receive a personal science communication budget of 1.000 Euros. 

    Why participate?

  • Improve your storytelling skills with a (voluntary) workshop on how to build up your story and bring it to life.

  • Improve your presentation skills with a (mandatory) half-day workshop offering you tips & tricks about how to present an exciting story on stage.

  • Share your research with a broad audience.

  • Get to know other young, enthusiastic researchers from all fields of science.

  • When you make it to the finale: receive a professional video of your pitch, useful for your personal website or social media. 

For more information & registration: www.ru.nl/radboudtalks (application deadline is January 31st. a maximum of 32 participants can apply, when this amount is reached we will work with a reserve list). 

Radboud Talks is based on FameLab: an international contest for young scientists eager to share their scientific story with the world. Participating in Radboud Talks does not include you in the FameLab competition, but will however provide an excellent preparation. For more information about the FameLab preliminaries, check http://www.britishcouncil.nl/famelab

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