To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, here’s a great opportunity to be creative and share your excitement about how your research can help shape the future – for yourself, your field, or your world. The GRFP video contest is your chance to create a video to SHOW them! It’s easy to enter and cash prizes provide an added incentive to use your talents to best advantage!
What: A short video, not to exceed 90 seconds, that communicates how your NSFfunded
research will help shape the future – for yourself, for your field or for
Where: Create your video and upload it to YouTube, then register for the contest and
submit your entry using our convenient online platform, grf2012.skild.com.
When: Entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT),
Sept. 14, 2012.
Participants listed on the registration form must be GRFs with active awards as of July 16, 2012.
o Entries can be produced by individuals or teams or teams of GRFs. One participant must register
as the team leader.
o Entries must be written, directed, produced and starred-in by active GRFs (see above).
o A maximum of one entry is permitted per individual or team.
A successful entry provides viewers with new insight, is visually striking, incorporates a variety of
perspectives and media, and is shot and edited to a high standard.
A successful entry delivers clear and understandable messages, using plain language (written and
spoken) throughout, in the entry itself and any accompanying text.
A successful entry has an individual voice, vitality and energy, and emphasizes new methods and insights
to create a novel presentation or tell a compelling story about the researcher(s) and/or their research.
First Prize: $2,000
Second Prize: $1,500
Third Prize: $1,000
People’s Choice: $1,000
Awarded funds are to be used for attending conferences or meetings or
for other research-related expenses.
Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions in the comments below.