InSPiR2eS Global Pitching Research Competition 2024 (IGPRC2024) … What, Why, How, Who, and When?

18 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2024 Last revised: 16 Mar 2024

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Robert W. Faff

University of Queensland; Bond University

Date Written: March 12, 2024


In this paper, I explain the What, Why, How, Who, and When of the IGPRC2024. In brief … First, What? Following on from the great success of the inaugural InSPiR2eS Global Pitching Research Competition (IGPRC) event in 2021-22, and the second edition IGPRC2023 – both founded on Faff’s (2015, 2021) Pitching Research Framework (PRF), the goal is to conduct a third edition of the global Pitching Research competition in 2024. Second, Why? We aim to further deliver on the underlying mission and vision of InSPiR2eS – namely, to globally facilitate research training & capacity building, resting on the foundation theme of “responsible science”. Moreover, this is now a signature event of InSPiR2eS Centre for Responsible Science (IC4RS, see Faff, 2023). Third, How? We invite written pitch entries to IGPRC2024 via a range of avenues including country-coordinated efforts, that lead to a “gold-medal” pool of initial winners (Q1 pitches), which in turn are ultimately distilled to an online TOP six Grand Finale event. We explain details including prize money and awards, headlined by a $AUD5,000 prize for the ultimate IGPRC2024 winner. Fourth, Who? We explain the important eligibility criteria that encompass valid entries from research-enabled undergraduates, research-focused students and ECRs. Finally, When? The competition has a range of phases, spanning the period March – December 2024.

Keywords: pitching research framework, responsible science, competition, InSPiR2eS, IC4RS

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

Suggested Citation

Faff, Robert W., InSPiR2eS Global Pitching Research Competition 2024 (IGPRC2024) … What, Why, How, Who, and When? (March 12, 2024). Available at SSRN: or

Robert W. Faff (Contact Author)

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072

Bond University ( email )

Gold Coast, QLD 4229

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