Research pitches contest

The university network, through the research pitches contest of the Compostela Group of Universities (GCU), aims to give visibility to the research carried out by member universities and promote the dissemination of their results. In this way, it contributes to the policies developed by the member universities to promote the dissemination of their research activity, by promoting:

  • The dissemination of research among partner universities and society in general.
  • The emergence of funding opportunities.
  • Contact with other research groups that carry out similar research.
  • Attracting doctoral students interested in these lines of research.

Researchers from 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, transmit the relevance of their research and their contribution to society. The three winners will receive prizes of 1,000 euros, 600 euros and 300 euros. In addition, they will be awarded a recognition diploma and their research will be disseminated through CGU profiles on the main digital platforms.

Find here more information about the IV Research pitches contest of the Compostela Group of Universities.


IMPORTANT NOTICE – The submission of application is extended until 1 June 2020 (12:00 PM GMT – noon).

The inclusion of the university seal on the letter of support will not be compulsory, given the difficulties that some of you have expressed in accessing it due to teleworking. In any case, we would appreciate it if those who have access to that seal incorporate it into the document.

Documents and links

Updated Guidelines 2020 (16/04/2020).

    Guidelines 2020

Letter of support 2020

    Letter of support  2020

Declaration responsibility 2020

   Declaration responsibility 2020

Application form. This form must be compulsorily filled in online and in English for the application to be accepted.

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Composition Jury Video and Research Contest CGU 2020


Resolution IV Research Pitches Contest CGU



February 2020 – Launching of 2020 call.
1 June 2020 (12:00 PM GMT – noon) – Deadline for submission of applications.
July 2020 – Jury deliberation and the announcement of the winners.
September 2020 – Official presentation of the winning pitches during the annual Compostela Group of Universities General Assembly.

Contacts to sign the letter of support

The following CGU universities have indicated that the letter of support has to be addressed to the following members of their community.

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. 

University of the Basque Country

The Director for International Mobility of the University of the Basque Country, Maria Juncal Gutiérrez Mangado. Please address your request to this email

University of Santiago de Compostela

The Director of the International Doctoral School of the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Zaragoza University

The Vice-rector for Internationalisation and Cooperation of Zaragoza University, Francisco Beltrán Lloris.