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Students and researchers from the member universities of the CGU have until 7 April 2021 to submit their applications to the 2021 call for the contests organised by the network. 

The community of students and researchers of the Higher Education institutions associated with the Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) can submit their applications until 7 April 2021 (12:00 PM GMT – noon) for the V Research Pitches Contest and the X International Video Contest. The calls for both activities were launched last November 2020 by the network.

To participate in the V Research Pitches Contest, doctoral students and researchers from member universities must make an audiovisual presentation in which they briefly explain the key aspects of their research work. The guidelines for the contest, available on the CGU’s website, detail the requirements to be met by the pitches and the documentation to be provided when sending the application. Besides, the CGU reminds that applications must be submitted in English and using the electronic form in order to be accepted.

As for the X International Video Contest, students from Higher Education institutions affiliated to the network can submit videos of their own creation related to topics such as the Camino de Santiago, European identity and culture, solidarity values in Higher Education, the Sustainable Development Goals or the best university experience. The guidelines for this year’s call, which can be consulted on the website of the network, specify the requirements to be met by these videos and the documentation to be included when sending the application. The CGU also specifies that applications must be completed using the electronic form and information must be provided in English in order to be accepted.

Prizes for the CGU’s contests

The three winners of the V Research Pitch Contest will receive prizes of 1,000, 600 and 300 euros gross amount. As for the two winners of the X International Video Contest, they will be given 1,000 and 400 euros gross amount.

Moreover, the winning pitches and videos will be shown at the XXVII General Assembly of the Compostela Group of Universities, as well as disseminated through the CGU profiles on social media.