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 V Research pitches contest of the Compostela Group of Universities.


The inclusion of the university seal on the letter of support will not be compulsory, given the difficulties that some of you might have 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

Guidelines CGU Research Pitches Contest 2021

Letter of support 2021.

    Letter of support 2021.

Declaration responsibility 2021.

  Declaration responsibility Research Pitches Contest 2021.

Application form. The application period is now closed.

Logo of the Compostela Group of Universities.



Composition of the Jury for the V Research Pitches Contest.


Resolution of the V Research Pitches Contest.




November 2020 – Launching of 2021 call.
7 April 2021 (12:00 PM GMT – noon) – Deadline for submission of applications.
June 2021 – Jury deliberation and the announcement of the winners.
September 2021 – Official presentation of the winning pitches during the annual Compostela Group of Universities General Assembly.

Contacts to sign the letter of support

The CGU Executive Secretariat has launched a consultation among its member universities about the signature of these letters of support. So, the contact details of the delegated persons will be published as we receive their responses.

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

Zaragoza University

The Vice-rectorate for Internationalisation and Cooperation of Zaragoza University. 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, Pablo Taboada Antelo.

University of Regensburg

The Vice President for Internationalisation and Diversity, Prof. Dr Ursula Regener. Please address your request to this email