The Postgraduate and Doctoral School and the Scientific Communication Unit of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili are promoting this competition for doctoral students who would like the opportunity to explain their doctoral theses in no more than four minutes to a non-specialist public. The URV will hold an internal competition to select a candidate to represent the University at the "Present your thesis in 4 minutes" competition organised by the Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació (FCRi).
The internal URV competition will consists of two phases:
- Video phase. Candidates must complete the registration form in the annex and record a video and submit both between 11.00 on 6 March 2018 and 23.59 on 9 April 2018. During this phase a maximum of 6 participants will be selected to go through to the second phase.
- Face-to-face phase. As indicated in the competition conditions, the six chosen participants must explain their theses before a jury designated by the Postgraduate and Doctoral School. The second phase will take place on 3 May 2018 in Tarragona. The chosen candidates will be told the specific time and place when their progress to the face-to-face phase is announced. The purpose of the second phase is to select the candidate who will go on to represent the URV at the "Present your thesis in 4 minutes" competition.
The URV will award prizes of 300, 200 and 100 euros to the top three candidates from the internal competition. The candidate in first position will represent the URV at the interuniversity competition in Barcelona in June. Presentations may be given in Catalan, Spanish or English in a maximum of four minutes.
Candidates must complete the registration form and record a video before 9 April 2018.
The winner will represent the URV at the interuniversity competition in Barcelona in June.