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All deadlines presented are in GMT+0 time zone

Early Bird Registration

  • Opens - January 1st

  • Closes - February 20th

Regular Registration

  • Opens - February 21st

  • Closes - April 17th

Participant-Exclusive Bootcamps

  • Access opens - April 18th

Bootcamps are available on-demand, meaning participants can watch them whenever it is convenient for them starting on the above-mentioned date.

Although viewing the bootcamps is not mandatory, crucial information on how to conduct research and write an effective proposal will be provided and may therefore play a helpful role in how successful participants are in the competition.

Instructions on how to access bootcamps will be provided to participants via email in the days leading up to the 18th.  

Assessment Form Submission Deadline

  • Submit by - April 24th

The Assessment Form is where we ask participants to submit a 150-200 word response to 4 questions and share their research topic with us. No one will be disqualified at this stage. It is simply the time by which participants need to have decided what their research topic is and provide this information to us.

A submission link for the Assessment Form will be emailed to participants on April 18th.

Proposal Submission Deadline

  • Submit by - April 30th by 23:59 GMT+0

The Research Proposal is the main research participants submit during the competition. The research proposal must be a maximum of 2 pages (excluding cover page, title, citations, and references).

Information on how to write a proposal and what to include will be provided in the bootcamps as well as further communication.

A submission link for the Proposal will be emailed to participants on April 18th.

Qualification Round Winners Announcement

  • Announced - May 6th

The top 10 proposals will move on to the next round and will need to prepare a video submission as part of the Final Round.

Video Pitch Submission Deadline

  • Submit by - May 9th by 23:59 GMT+0

The top 10 Finalists must submit a 1.5-3 minute-long video submission.


The Video Pitch is a presentation with slides which should state the proposal's research question or objective and provide an overall introduction to the participant's research process and potential future research avenues.


View the guidelines for information on how the Video Pitch will be assessed.

Global Winners Announcement

  • Announced - May 15th

The top 3 Winners are announced and win prizes!

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