InSPiR2eS Global Pitching Research Competition

The InSPiR2eS Global Pitching Research competition (IGPRC) is built on Professor Robert Faff’s (2015) Pitching Research Tool, which provides a framework for researchers to effectively communicate their research ideas to an academic field expert in a compelling, succinct manner prior to embarking on the project

The overall winner of the competition will receive AUD$10,000, with a total prize pool of AUD$40,000

IGPRC 2022 Winner

It gives us immense pleasure to have successfully concluded the first-ever InSPiR2eS Global Pitching Research Competition (IGPRC) with the grand final held on Friday, the 10th of June 2022. To advance the mission of InSPiR2eS, this was a fantastic showcasing event of the innovative research ideas from six emerging and novice researchers from six different countries – Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. These grand finalists were shortlisted by the expert reviewers in multiple stages from the total of 303 participants across the globe. A big thank you to the VP (Competitions), country coordinators, sponsors, expert reviewers…

In case if you missed the live action, watch the 2-hour video of the grand final here:

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. The wait is over, it is now time to announce the overall Winner and Runner up of IGPRC…please join us in congratulating:

We would also like to warmly congratulate the other participants (Dilshad Saeed, Pakistan; Mr. Riyad Ismail, Sri Lanka; Jamie Ferrill, Australia; Melinda Malau, Malaysia) for reaching the grand finale. Well done everyone! This is a great achievement which reflects the global acceptance of their proposed research as well as their expertise on the pitching research framework (PRF). We very much hope that they are inspired to inspire others about PRF and will all be enthusiastic ambassadors of InSPiR2eS in times to come.

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The IGPRC caters for two types of novice researcher (in collaboration with a senior research mentor)


Tuesday 12 October - Thursday 14 October, 2021
Online Q&A & Info Sessions

Highly recommended after watching the IGPRC information video, with multiple sessions:

Click here to register

Tuesday 1 March, 2022
11.59pm AEDT (GMT+9)
Pitch Submission Deadline

Complete and submit your pitch with the pitch tool at for a successful submission into the competition

Friday 29 April, 2022
Finalists Determined

Country co-ordinators will manage a process to assess applications and determine competition finalists. Finalists will be notified by end of day Friday.

May 2022
Grand Final

Finalists will present their pitch to a panel of judges, before final winners are announced. More details around this event coming soon.

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Additional Information

Entries open later this year, but you can start creating pitches today using the new Pitch Creation Tool

Competition Sponsors