Researchers' Grand Prix 2019

Invitation to participate

Are you a PhD candidate at NTNU and keen to learn more about dissemination, outreach, and how you can present your exciting research? Would you like to meet and discuss your work with PhD candidates from other academic communities? Challenge yourself to stand on the stage in front of an audience and TV camera?

The Researchers’ Grand Prix 2019 will name Norway’s best research communicator, and we are now recruiting NTNU’s participants for the contest.

As a PhD candidate at NTNU, you are invited to register your interest by 22 March 2019. Our team working with the Researcher’s Grand Prix in Trondheim will then invite you for a friendly chat.

We look forward to meeting you!

Please note that if you are selected as a participant, you must be able to attend these meetings:

  • Wednesday 8 May 2019 at 13:00–17:00
    NTNU Trondheim Business School: U36
  • Tuesday 21 May 2019 at 13:00–17:00
    NTNU Trondheim Business School: U36
  • Thursday 29 August 2019 at 08.00–16:00
  • Thursday 27 September 2019 at 13:00–22:00


Researchers’ Grand Prix 2019 – promo video

Video at YouTube. NTNU’s participants in Researchers’ Grand Prix 2018 about why they joined the competition and what they learned from communicating their research to an audience.

Researchers’ Grand Prix 2018 – finals in Tromsø

Researchers’ Grand Prix, participants in the finals in Tromsø

Congratulations to winner Ben David Normann, University of Stavanger, in the finals 29 September 2018 in Tromsø!

NTNU’s participants were Tina Louise Ringstad and Anders Lorentzen Kolstad, number one og nummer to from the regional finals in Trondheim.

More photos from the finals (Flickr)
Photo: David Jensen / UiT

Watch a recording of the finals in Tromsø

Researchers’ Grand Prix 2018 – regionals finals in Trondheim

Pro-Rector for Innovation Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes and Tina Louise Ringstad

Anders Lorentzen Kolstad and Tina Louise Ringstad

Participants at the Researchers' Grand Prix in Trondheim

The Researchers' Grand Prix was held 27 September at Byscenen i Trondheim.

Congratulations to winner Tina Louise Ringstad at the Department of Language and Literature, and to Anders Lorentzen Kolstad at the Department of Natural History who took the second place. 

Pro-Rector for Innovation Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes congratulated and awarded the prize to Tina.

More photos from the finals at Byscenen (Flickr)
Photo: Thor Nielsen/NTNU

Watch the finals at Byscenen: NRK Kunnskapskanalen 5 January 2019

Researchers' Grand Prix, logo






Gunnar Kåre Hansen
Mobile: +47 915 66 365

Previous finals

Researchers' Grand Prix 2018 (in Norwegian)
Tina Louise Ringstad, NTNU, won in Trondheim
Ben David Normann, UiS, won the finals in Tromsø

Researchers' Grand Prix 2017 (in Norwegian)
Axel Karl Gottfrid Nyman, NTNU, won in Trondheim
Torbjørn Øygard Skodvin, UiT, won the finals in Trondheim

Researchers' Grand Prix 2016 (in Norwegian)
Sofie Snipstad, NTNU, won in Trondheim
and the finals in Bergen

Researchers' Grand Prix 2015 (in Norwegian)
Armend Gazmeno Haati, NTNU, won in Trondheim
Cecilie G. Gjerde, UiB, won the finals in Trondheim

Researchers' Grand Prix 2014 (in Norwegian)
Arne Skulberg, NTNU, won in Trondheim
and the finals in Oslo

Researchers' Grand Prix 2013 (in Norwegian)
Eirik Bøckmann, NTNU, won in Trondheim
Silja T. Griffiths, UiB, won the finals in Oslo

Researchers' Grand Prix 2012 (in Norwegian)
Hanne Nøvik, NTNU, won in Trondheim
Kajsa Møllersen, UiT, won the finals in Tromsø

Researchers' Grand Prix 2011 (in Norwegian)
Siv Gøril Brandtzæg, NTNU, won in Trondheim
Audun Hetland, UiT, won the finals in Bergen

Researchers' Grand Prix 2010 (in Norwegian)
Ida Aglen, NTNU, won in Trondheim
and the finals in Bergen

About Researchers’ Grand Prix

Researchers' Grand Prix is a fun, exciting and educational competition in research communication for PhD Candidates.

Several universities will host regional Researchers' Grand Prix competitions. The best research communicators selected in these regional competitions will meet in the national finals. The winner is then crowned as Norway’s best research communicator.

  • 10 PhD Candidates at NTNU meet in the regional finals in Trondheim.
  • They are offered coaching and time to practice until the regional finals.
  • During this time, the participants learn to craft two short presentations on an aspect of their research.
  • During the shows, the participants have their chance to convince the audience and a panel of judges about their communication skills.
  • After each performance, the judges give each of the contestants immediate feedback and a score, and the audience vote.
  • The participants in the regional and national finals have four exciting minutes to excite and engage the audience and the judges.