Due the rising Covid-19 infection rate and restrictions on public gatherings, the final of the Researcher Grand Prix competition will be moved to next year.

Akram Zamani from the University of Borås in the 2019 final. Photo: Erik Cronberg.

The Researchers’ Grand Prix is a competition in which researchers in Sweden compete to find out who is best at presenting their research in just four minutes. Participants qualify for a place in the final via regional heats and an online competition N.Ö.R.D. At the final in Stockholm, the finalists compete to determine who receives the honour of taking home the title. The audience together with an expert jury decide on the winner.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, two of the regional heats will be moved to spring 2021 and the final will be held in spring/summer 2021. 

Regional heats

Finalists will have qualified from the following regional heats:

  • Lund/Helsingborg, Lund University (being moved to Spring 2021)
  • N.Ö.R.D.
  • Stockholm, House of Science together with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, Karolinska Institute and Scania (taking place in November 2020)
  • Stockholm,Systembolaget (being moved to Spring 2021)
  • Umeå, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Umeå University/Curiosum science centre (taking place in November)


The Researchers’ Grand Prix has been organised jointly by the Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science), in collaboration with the Swedish research councils FormasForteVinnova and the Swedish Research Council since 2012.

For more information, please contact: Lena Söderström, Project Manager, VA (Public & Science).