2020 Early Career Researcher Showcase

Stage: Early Career Researcher Showcase Finals

2020 Early Career Researcher Showcase

Register to watch the ECR Showcase Finals now

The Early Career Researcher Showcase celebrates good research, communicated well.

Tell us in 30 seconds and you could win up to $6000 in cash.

The five finalists will receive:

  • $1,000, and
  • The opportunity to give a 5-minute live online presentation to a large virtual audience for the chance to win $5,000.

We are pleased to announce the following finalists:

  • Peer pressuring stem cells into brain cells - Dr Kiara Bruggeman, Australian National University
  • Beehive "breathalyser" for disease detection - Jessica Moran, CRC for Honey Bee Products
  • Make your selfie healthy - Dr Gemma Sharp, Monash University 
  • Suitable for surgery? - Dr Ben Sinclair, Monash University 
  • Tracking circadian timing in shiftworkers for personalised interventions - Dr Julia Stone, CRC for Alertness, Safety and Productivity 

Watch the finalists' 30-second videos here.

2020 Early Career Researcher Showcase Finals

Tune into the 2020 Early Career Researcher Showcase Finals, which will be held at 3pm AEST on Zoom. Register now!

Watch all finalists give short presentations for the chance to win an additional $5,000, and vote for your favourite.

Judging criteria are available here and instructions on voting will be shared during the webinar, with voting open for approximately 15 minutes following everyone's speeches.

We would like to thank all entrants for their submissions, and CQUniversity for their continued partnership and support of the Early Career Researchers Showcase.


 Funding Available



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