Tips for applying

Here we have put together a selection of tips given by the Skolar team as well as the previous finalists. If there's anything we didn't realise to put on this page, please don't hesitate to contact us at me@skolar.fi.

FAQ about Skolar Award

19.6.2018

Why is Skolar Award only for postdoctoral researchers? Can you apply with arts and humanities research? What can you do with the prize money? Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Skolar Award.

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Skolar Award ideas

This is what Skolar Award 2018 is all about

7.6.2018

Discussions on the postdoc’s role in society, multidiscplinary events throughout the year, a more communal Skolar Award experience. Read the guiding ideas behind Skolar Award 2018!

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Why to pitch? Postdocs in Stockholm share their thoughts

4.6.2018

Skolar Award went to Sweden to meet with young researchers. Postdocs in Stockholm think pitching is a skill worth having.

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This is how we choose the winner

30.5.2018

In our criteria we focus on courage, novelty, and communication of your research idea. Read the full criteria of Skolar Award.

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5 tips for pitching your research idea

3.11.2017

Keep your pitch compact and present it with confidence, says Skolar Award 2016 winner Virpi Virjamo.

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5 facts about Skolar Award

27.9.2017

A research pitching competition at a startup event? How’s that a thing? It’s time to bust some myths about Skolar Award at Slush.

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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 2017 finalist