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Research Live!

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3 Minutes - 2 Slides - 1 Graduate Student

Attention University of Illinois graduate students! You're engaged in fascinating, ground-breaking research. Your archival work, ethnographies, and textual analysis are transformative. You can analyze a data set like nobody's business. You design, choreograph, sculpt, compose, and create works that can change the world.

But can you get a general audience interested and excited about what you do in only 3 minutes?

That's the challenge offered by Research Live! Now in its third year, Research Live! asks graduate students from all disciplines to celebrate their work and hone their presentation skills by giving a compelling 3-minute, 2-slide talk.

So if you are a graduate student at Illinois, take the challenge and sign up for Research Live!

Register to Compete

Important Dates

September 8, 2017 - Registration opens

October 18, 2017 - Registration closes

October 25-26, 2017 - Preliminary rounds

November 8, 2017 - Final round & announcement of winner


A panel of judges will award three prizes in the final round. Audience members will vote for the People's Choice Award:

  • First prize: $300
  • Second prize: $200
  • Third prize: $150
  • People's Choice: $100