Skolar Award makes research accessible to the world.

Skolar Award is a buffet of groundbreaking ideas and news topics for journalists. Skolarists are professionally trained to tell you about the significance of their research in layman's terms. Discover what you should be raging about and contact us!

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Watch all the Skolar Award pitches at Slush 2017

Wondering what it’s like to pitch your research idea at the Slush stage? Here are all the amazing pitches by last year’s Skolar Award finalists! If you wish to join them, go wild and apply here.

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Media inquiries

Reetta Rönkä
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The final jury of Skolar Award is here!

14.9.2018

This group of academic experts will choose the eight Skolar Award finalists, as well as decide the final winner of 100 000€ at Slush.

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Why should humanities research be pitched on stage at Slush?

10.9.2018

Last year, only 3% of Skolar Award applications came from the humanities. That’s far too few! We asked a few well-respected humanities researchers to share their views on why their academic field should be better represented in Skolar Award.

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Meet the winner of 2017: Johan Seijsing

11.5.2018

Johan Seijsing’s groundbreaking research digs into tackling antibiotic resistence with enzymes. He proposes to use enzymes found in nature as a novel treatment against bacterial infections. Let’s give a round of applause to the winner!

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Timeline

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

May

15

Application period begins

September

17

Application period ends

October

10

Finalists will be revealed

October

31

Skolar Award kickoff for finalists (live/video)

November

14-15

Individual coaching sessions (live/video)

December

2-3

Bootcamp and dress rehearsal in Helsinki

December

5

The Skolar Award pitching final at Slush

"Professional tutoring, great team spirit, prize worth of trying, and very rewarding way to apply for funding."

Martti Kaasalainen, Skolar Award finalist 2017