In the national final of Researchers’ Grand Prix, researchers compete to make the most understandable, captivating and inspiring presentation of their research – in just four minutes.

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

The Researchers’ Grand Prix (Forskar 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 heat. 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. The winner will receive 15,000 SEK to be used for a study trip or other type of professional development activity.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, winners of heats held during Researchers’ Grand Prix 2020 and 2021 will brought together to compete in one joint national final to be held in November 2021, as outlined below.

Regional heats

Finalists will have qualified from the following regional heats:

  • Forskar Grand Prix Digital, the online heat of 2021
    • Takes place during ForskarFredag 2021
  • Lund/Helsingborg, Lund University
    • Takes place in October 2021
  • N.Ö.R.D., the online heat of 2020
    • Took place in autumn 2020
  • Stockholm, House of Science together with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, Karolinska Institute and Scania.
    • Took place in November 2020
  • Stockholm, Systembolaget
    • Takes place during ForskarFredag 2021
  • Umeå, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Umeå University/Curiosum science centre.
    • Took place in November 2020
Josefin Johansson.

Time & place

Thursday 25 November 2021, 2-4 p.m. at Nalen, Stockholm.

Compère

Josefin Johansson, TV host, comedian, author, and actor.

Jury

  • Karin Adelsköld, comedian and TV host.
    • Evaluates the presentation: To what degree the contestant succeeds in engaging the public through their body language, movement, voice, etc.
  • Ulf Danielsson, Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University.
    • Evaluates the research: To what degree the contestant succeeds in describing the scientific process (question, method, results, etc.)
  • Amina Manzoor, medical reporter at Expressen.
    • Evaluates insight & comprehension: The contestant’s use of language (easy/difficult words, vivid descriptions, etc.)
Karin Adelsköld
Ulf Danielsson
Amina Manzoor

More information

The final will be broadcasted live and can be viewed online. Live viewers will also be able to participate in the voting. Registration for the event will open in the autumn.


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.


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