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2020 SOPS Research Pitch Competition – Submissions due FRIDAY!

Monday, July 27, 2020 | By Andrea Gils

The Society of Postdoctoral Scholars, in partnership with the Office of Technology Commercialization, is hosting its annual 2020 SOPS Research Pitch Competition. This exciting opportunity is sponsored by the International Center and the Office of the Vice President for Research and is open to all UK post-doctoral scholars and fellows.

The deadline to apply to pitch is July 29. To sign up visit complete this form.

The 2020 SOPS Research Pitch Competition will take place online on August 12 and will give postdocs and fellows the chance to showcase their research with a one-minute elevator pitch that will leave the audience wanting to know more.

Judges will award cash prizes to the top pitches, and winners will have their pitches highlighted on the Society of Postdoctoral Scholars website.

“I encourage you to take this opportunity to practice communicating with others about the exciting research you are doing here at the UK,” Vice President for Research Lisa A. Cassis said.

Leading up to the Pitch Competition, the Office of Technology Commercialization will be hosting an online Pitch-Skill Development seminar at noon on July 29, which will be open to all postdocs and fellows. “Whether you plan to pitch or not, this webinar will be useful in learning how to communicate effectively around your research,” Cassis said.