UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH PITCH COMPETITION
Submission Portal Open Nov. 1- Jan. 26
The Eastern Academy of Management Research Pitch Competition (RPC) highlights undergraduate and graduate researchers' projects while promoting concise and effective storytelling.
What is a "Research Pitch"?
A research pitch is a (very) short story describing your research project in a way that describes your work to an audience, usually a general audience. A research pitch is similar to an "elevator pitch," but focuses on your research project and experience instead of yourself to employers.
Who can Enter?
The pitch competition is open to any currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate student involved in a research or creative endeavor in any major and discipline related to the conference theme and tracks of EAM (Strategy, international management, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Information Technology, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability, Management Education, Hospitality Management, Gaming, and others appropriate for EAM). Your work can be an independent project or with one peer under the mentorship of an active EAM member. Please note, this submission will not be submitted through the conference portal and therefore will not be considered for any conference track presentation or poster display. Students may and are encouraged to submit work as per submission guidelines to the standard conference tracks.
How do I enter?
1. Upload your research pitch to YouTube - for privacy, you should upload it and "unlist" the video so only those with the link can access it or provide a mp4 file.
2. The research pitch should be no longer than three minutes; videos longer than three minutes will be rejected.
3. The video submission must include your name, school, current status (undergraduate, master, or doctoral), and program of study. After the required information, you can include whatever you would like but the following areas are suggested: research rationale/problem, your approach to the research, preliminary thoughts/findings, and potential impacts/considerations. The video can be a recording of just you or you can use supporting slides, but you must be visible in the video.
4. Submit your video link or mp4 file via the Google Form below. You will be required to submit the name of your EAM Faculty Mentor and corresponding email.
How will the winners be selected?
1. A panel of judges will rate video submissions and will determine the top presentations.
2. Top videos will be posted on EAM’s social media channels; viewers will be able to vote for each pitch via the "like" function on social media channels.
3. The top finalists will be announced by March 15 and invited to attend the annual EAM conference with the attendance fee waived for the presenter(s). The maximum conference fee waiver covers two students. EAM is not responsible for lodging/transportation accommodations and the faculty mentor conference fee. The faculty mentor does not need to be in attendance however is highly recommended.
4. Presenter(s) should prepare an extended abstract as part of the Live Competition to take place at EAM 2024.
Live Research Pitch Competition
1. Finalists will present an extended version of their pitch during the conference in front of the EAM community and panel of judges.
2. Finalists are allowed PowerPoint slides (or other applications) during their pitch but will not be permitted to extend beyond 5 minutes.
3. The judges will have the ability to ask one question to each presenter with a one-minute response per question allowed. Only the judges will have read the extended abstract.
Are there awards?
1. $300 for 1st, $200 for 2nd, $100 for 3rd. Awards will be announced at the conference and distributed post the conference.