Research Pitches Contest

The Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) aims to contribute to the policies developed by the member higher education institutions to promote the dissemination of their research activity with this competition. Through the research pitches contest, we foster:

  • The dissemination of research among the member universities and society in general.
  • The emergence of funding opportunities.
  • The contact with other research groups that carry out similar research.
  • The attraction of doctoral students interested in these lines of research.

Researchers from the CGU member universities have the opportunity to participate each year in this permanent activity. To do so, they must present a pitch, that is, an audiovisual presentation in which they briefly introduce the key aspects of their research.

The Compostela Group of Universities will recognise those pitches that best adapt their message to the general public, and transmit the relevance of their research and their contribution to society.


Give visibility to the research carried out by the CGU member universities

Promote the dissemination of the results of their research teams

VIII Research Pitches Contest – 2024

Target group and requirements

Researchers of the CGU member universities can take part in this competition. To do so, they must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • To be part of a research group in a CGU member university.
  • To be enrolled in a doctoral programme from a CGU member university.
  • To be granted a university research scholarship by a CGU member university during the present call.


Three prizes will be awarded in the current call:

  • First prize: 1000 euros gross.
  • Second prize: 600 euros gross.
  • Third prize: 300 euros gross.

These prizes are subject to withholding taxes.

Besides, during the official presentation ceremony of the contest at the CGU general assembly, the winning researchers will receive a diploma of acknowledgment. 


Researchers interested in participating are advised to read the guidelines of the call carefully.

Guidelines of the VIII Research Pitches Contest.


  • December 2023 – Launch of the 2024 call of the contest.
  • Before 19 January 2024 – Designation of a representative for the signature of the letters of support by the member universities.
  • 29 February 2024 (12:00 PM – noon. Peninsular Spanish time) – Deadline for the submission of applications.
  • April 2024 – Jury deliberation and announcement of the winning pitches.
  • June 2024 – Official presentation of the winning pitches during the annual Compostela Group of Universities General Assembly.

      Registration form

      The form to submit the applications must be compulsorily filled in online and in English for the application to be accepted. In addition, the documentation requested in the guidelines of the call has to be included.

      Online application form. DEADLINE CLOSED

      Templates for the  documents

      The Compostela Group of Universities makes available to researchers the templates for the letter of support and the declaration of responsibility.

      Template for the letter of support 2024 in PDF format.

      Template for the letter of support 2024 in Word format.

      Template for the declaration of responsibility 2024 in PDF format.

      Template for the declaration of responsibility 2024 in Word format.

      Logo of the network

      On the corporate image and visual identity section of our website, you will find the CGU’s logo. 

      ENGLISH. Violet icon of a pen writing on a colour document. ESPAÑOL. Icono violeta de un bolígrafo escribiendo sobre un documento en color.


      The jury will be composed of the CGU president and two members from the member universities of the network. Moreover, the executive secretary of the CGU will act as secretary of this body.

      Contacts for the letters of support

      If your university is not included in this list, please contact CGU’s Executive Secretariat and we will give you the contact details of the delegate in your home university.

      Anáhuac Xalapa University

      Prof. Dr Mauricio Alonso Estevez Daniel.
      Director of the International Office.

      Jaume I University

      Prof. Dr Eva Camacho Cuena.
      Vice-Rector for International Relations.

      Karlstad University

      Prof. Patrik Larsson.
      Pro Vice-chancellor.

      Masaryk University

      Ing. Violeta Osouchová.
      Director of the Centre for International Cooperation.

      University of La Laguna

      Prof. Dr María Inmaculada González Pérez.
      Vice-Rector for Internationalisation and Cooperation.

      University of Monterrey

      Alejandra Yáñez.
      Director for International Programmes.

      University of Piura

      Prof. Dr Antonio Abruña Puyol.

      Sofia Wong.
      Director for Cooperation and International Networks.


      University of Seville

      Prof. Dr Carmen Vargas.
      Vice-Rector for Institutional Projection and Internationalisation.
      Email:, and include her secretary

      University of the Basque Country

      Prof. Dr Bryan Leferman.
      Director for International Mobility.

      Universidad del Pacífico

      Prof. Dr Arlette Beltrán Barco.
      Vice-President for Research.

      University of Vigo

      Prof. Dr Mónica Valderrama Santomé.
      Vice-Rector for Communication and Institutional Relations.

      University of Worcester

      Cristina Muradore.
      Head of International Experience.

      Award gallery of the research pitches contest

      Don’t know where to start? Need to find inspiration? Perhaps discovering the acknowledged presentations of the past editions of the research pitches contest may help you. We invite you to visit the gallery where you can watch the 21 winning pitches from the seven editions of the competition.