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Research Live!

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 seventh year, Research Live! asks graduate students from all disciplines to celebrate their work and hone their presentation skills by giving a compelling 3-minute research talk.

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

Click here to register for Research Live!


Check out videos from our past competitions on Media Space.


Important Dates

February 28, 2022 - Registration closes at 5 p.m.

March 29, 2022 - Final round live event & announcement of winners


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

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