Talk Your Thesis Competition 2020 and Win Up to $4002020

Talk Your Thesis Competition 2020 and Win Up to $4002020

India Science Festival

India Science Festival

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Date limite
15 oct. 2020
Niveau d'études
Type d'opportunité
Financement d'opportunité
Financement complet
Pays éligibles
Région éligible
Toutes les régions

India Science Festival is offering a competition for all science enthusiasts to unleash their creativity and present a science project or concept in the most innovative manner possible! Send your work as a simple video. Presenters will be selected through a competitive process by a judging panel who are top scientists/professors from world’s top universities.  The top 5 final shortlisted candidates will be mentored by experts in the field to polish their scientific skills. In the final round, a jury and live voting by the audience will choose the top 3 winners.

Eligibility Criteria: 

Anyone who is pursuing a MS/PhD/Postdoc or recently completed one is eligible for this competition

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Your work needs to be of great scientific.
  • The thesis can be in any discipline so long as it has a strong scientific element.
  • Your presentation should connect with non-specialists- the general educated public. Or how your work answers a great scientific question or helps your broader field move ahead.
  • Presentation is key – it needs to be simple, understandable and impactful.
  • You need to talk about your thesis, yes, but tell the audience about the broad scientific question behind your work and where your work is placed.
  • Avoid explaining esoteric details of your work – give the big picture.

Required Documents:

  • A one/ two-page resume 
  • Abstract of your work with relevant references (upto 750 words). Any bibliography for the abstract would not count towards word limit. 
  • A video of 2-5 minutes which is a sample of the performance you will give. 


  • Submission: A link will open on 1st September 2020 to upload all files. 
  • Deadline for submitting application: 15th October 2020 
  • Results declared: 31st October 2020 
  • Mentors Assigned: 10th November 2020 
  • Final online talk: January 2021 
  • Winners declared: January 2021 


Winner: Rs.30000 $400

  • 1 st runner up: Rs.20000 
  • 2 nd runner up: Rs.10000

About India Science Festival:

India Science Fest is India’s largest public celebration of science and technology. They strongly feel that India needs to step up its S&T and innovation agenda, in order to keep up its economic progress and social development. The gap between science and society needs to be bridged immediately. ISF endeavors to serve as platform for deeper engagement between scientists, researchers, professionals, entrepreneurs and students. They wish to have the public involved in the latest in science and get all actors in the ecosystem to discuss, collaborate and progress together.

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