Making an Impact 2017 – €5,000 in Prizes to be Won



By Malcolm Byrne

Posted: 30 August, 2017

Does Your Research Make An Impact? Would You Like to Win €2,500 by Proving it Does?

Higher Education Authority / Irish Independent

Making An Impact 2017

The Helix, Dublin City University, Wednesday 15th November, 2017.

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 Helix between 2pm and 3.30pm on 15th November. 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.

Prizes

Two awards of €2,500, sponsored by the Irish Independent 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. Finalists’ research will be profiled in the Irish Independent.

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 or Independent News and Media are excluded from entry.

Objective of the competition

The objective of this competition is the effective communication of research to a lay audience. The researchers will explain why what you are doing matters to Irish society or in a global context. How would you outline the impact of what you are researching to somebody who knows little or nothing about your topic? It is not about presenting an academic summary of your work; it is about grabbing a reader or viewer’s attention.

This is the ninth year of the competition and the partnership in promoting research between the HEA and the Irish Independent.

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 impact@hea.ie before 10am on Monday 2nd October. Attached to the submission should be the entrant’s name, your programme of research, your institution and a contact telephone number.

Selection of Finalists

The five finalists will be selected by an independent panel on the basis of which entries most clearly communicate to a lay audience why the research makes an impact. The five will be notified by Friday 27th October at the latest. All finalists must be available on Wednesday 15th November.

Questions

Questions about the competition should be addressed to impact@hea.ie with the word Query in the subject bar. The decision of the HEA and Irish Independent is final in the running of this competition.


Objective of the competition

The objective of this competition is the effective communication of research to a lay audience. The researchers will explain why what you are doing matters to Irish society or in a global context. How would you outline the impact of what you are researching to somebody who knows little or nothing about your topic? It is not about presenting an academic summary of your work; it is about grabbing a reader or viewer’s attention.

This is the ninth year of the competition and the partnership in promoting research between the HEA and the Irish Independent.

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 impact@hea.ie before 10am on Monday 2nd October. Attached to the submission should be the entrant’s name, your programme of research, your institution and a contact telephone number.

Selection of Finalists

The five finalists will be selected by an independent panel on the basis of which entries most clearly communicate to a lay audience why the research makes an impact. The five will be notified by Friday 27th October at the latest. All finalists must be available on Wednesday 15th November.

Questions

Questions about the competition should be addressed to impact@hea.ie with the word Query in the subject bar. The decision of the HEA and Irish Independent is final in the running of this competition.

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