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A recording of the webinar can be accessed here:

When: August 12th, 2020, 12pm

Where: Online

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The first ever Society of Postdoctoral Scholars (SOPS) Research Pitch Challenge will provide Postdocs the chance to showcase a 1-minute research elevator pitch in a way that leaves viewers hungry for more! Are you up to the challenge?! Come and seize the opportunity to highlight innovative research projects, improve communication skills, and foster collaboration. 

Eligibility and rules

  • All University of Kentucky postdocs are eligible to apply
  • The competition is limited to 20 contenders – if more than 20 applications are received, SOPS will select 20 finalists based on quality of abstract and impact of problem to be solved
  • Participation is free
  • Limit to 1 slide if using one
  • Cash prizes (up to $500) will be awarded to the winners


  • All events leading up to the competition (webinar, workshop) will be held online (Zoom)
  • The Pitch Competition will also be held online (Zoom)

Important Dates:


This event is kindly sponsored by the International Center and Office of the Vice President for Research