Motivating Postgrad Research Students to Pitch Their Ideas: What Have We Learned from 'Pitching Research' Competitions at UQ?

38 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2017 Last revised: 21 Feb 2017

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Robert W. Faff

University of Queensland

Nazila Babakhani

Independent

Robin Carrick

University of Queensland, Students

Angel Chen

University of Queensland, Students

Kathy Dallest

University of Queensland, Students

Lisa Daunt

University of Queensland, Faculty of Engineering, Physical Science and Architecture, School of Architecture

Marisol Escobar

University of Queensland, Students

Gabe Foley

University of Queensland, Students

Chelsea Gill

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Bo Xuan Khong

University of Queensland, Students

Mengxi (Maggie) Liu

University of Queensland, Business School

Siti Mahmud

University of Queensland, Students

Jon McCullough

University of Queensland, Students

Zina Ndugwa

University of Queensland, Students

Bao Nguyen

University of Queensland, Students

Shari O'Brien

University of Queensland, Students

Felix Orole

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Asma Qureshi

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Hossein Rad

University of Queensland Business School

Saphira Rekker

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Syed Shahzad

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Marita Smith

Australian National University (ANU)

Tran Le Tran

University of Queensland, Students

William Tunny

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Ann Wallin

University of Queensland

Date Written: January 15, 2017

Abstract

In each of 2015 and 2016, a “pitching research” competition was held at the University of Queensland, sponsored by the UQ Association of Postgraduate Students (UQuAPS). The UQuAPS events are truly comprehensive – they capture the full spectrum of academic discipline areas: from mechanical engineering to…tourism to…virology in 2015 and from human movements to…chemistry to…medicine in 2016. But what have we learned over these two editions? How can we make the 2017 event even bigger and better?

Keywords: pitching research; new research ideas; pitching competition; template; research proposal; novice researcher; research mentor; Pitch Doctor

JEL Classification: G00; M00; B40; A20; B00; C00; D00; E00; F00; H00; I00; J00; L00; Q00; R00; Z00

Suggested Citation

Faff, Robert W. and Babakhani, Nazila and Carrick, Robin and Chen, Angel and Dallest, Kathy and Daunt, Lisa and Escobar, Marisol and Foley, Gabe and Gill, Chelsea and Khong, Bo Xuan and Liu, Mengxi (Maggie) and Mahmud, Siti and McCullough, Jon and Ndugwa, Zina and Nguyen, Bao and O'Brien, Shari and Orole, Felix and Qureshi, Asma and Rad, Hossein and Rekker, Saphira and Shahzad, Syed and Smith, Marita and Tran, Tran Le and Tunny, William and Wallin, Ann, Motivating Postgrad Research Students to Pitch Their Ideas: What Have We Learned from 'Pitching Research' Competitions at UQ? (January 15, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2899942 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2899942

Robert W. Faff (Contact Author)

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Nazila Babakhani

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

Robin Carrick

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Angel Chen

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Kathy Dallest

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Lisa Daunt

University of Queensland, Faculty of Engineering, Physical Science and Architecture, School of Architecture ( email )

Australia

Marisol Escobar

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Gabe Foley

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Chelsea Gill

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Bo Xuan Khong

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Mengxi (Maggie) Liu

University of Queensland, Business School ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Siti Mahmud

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Jon McCullough

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Zina Ndugwa

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Bao Nguyen

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Shari O'Brien

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Felix Orole

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Asma Qureshi

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Hossein Rad

University of Queensland Business School ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Saphira Rekker

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Syed Shahzad

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Marita Smith

Australian National University (ANU) ( email )

Tran Le Tran

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

William Tunny

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Ann Wallin

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

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