Research that transforms you.

Skolar Award Science Pitching Competition for Postdocs

At Slush, Helsinki, on Dec 1st 2017.
The finalists are announced on Oct 16th 2017.

€100K for a postdoc’s groundbreaking research idea.

Skolar Award is a lighter option for traditional research funding processes. No lengthy research plans, just an application and a pitch. The competition is for postdocs all around the world, representing all fields of research.

Timeline

The talented young finalists will get together and prep for the finals during the months before Slush. Check out the important dates here:

August 25
Application period begins

October 1
Application period ends

October 16
Finalists will be revealed

November 2
Skolar Award kickoff for
finalists
(Skype session)

November 9–10
Individual sparring and pitching training (Skype / location announced later)

November 28–29
Get-together and dress rehearsal

December 1
The Skolar Award pitching final

“Slush gives you the opportunity to really think about the importance of your research.”

Vincenzo Cerullo, Virus Researcher & Skolar Award Finalist 2015

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