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Improve your research presentation and participate in this year’s Researchers’ Grand Prix

Photo of Matthew Tompkins.
Matthew Tompkins, postdoctoral fellow in Cognitive Science, Department of Philosophy, won the national Forskar Grand Prix competition 2022.

Do you want to be better at summing up what is important about your research and receive help and support to present your results? If so, perhaps you would like to take part in this year’s Researchers’ Grand Prix. It is a competition in which you present your research in a way that is as easily accessible and engaging as possible – in only four minutes.

The researcher who wins the University’s competition will compete in the national final in Stockholm in November/December.

Signing up for the University’s competition gives you an opportunity to:

  • receive individual coaching in presentation technique
  • stand on stage and make a public presentation
  • practice summing up what is most important and interesting about your specific research – skills that can be used in other contexts such as conferences, seminars and pitching to funding bodies.

This year’s competition will be held in Helsingborg’s theatre on Thursday, 12th October. Individual coaching will be given in August and September, with a start-up meeting in June.

Your presentation can be in English or Swedish, depending on which language you feel most comfortable with.

This is what Matthew Tompkins, postdoctoral fellow in Cognitive Science, Department of Philosophy, who won the national Forskar Grand Prix competition 2022, says:

– I am happy to have been awarded the prize, even if the win still feels quite surreal! My experience being part of the Forskar Grand Prix competition was great, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to present my work on the connections between magic and psychology. I have benefited greatly from the coaching in Lund and from Vetenskap & Allmänhet.

Read more about the competition and read interviews with Matthew Tompkins at (In Swedish)

If you think this sounds interesting, you can register your interest by contacting noomi [dot] egan [at] fsi [dot] lu [dot] se by 5th May.