How do I apply?
You will first need to create a Thinkable account. You can then simply click 'Apply' on the right of this page.
Can I apply as part of a team?
No. We only accept applications from individuals.
What does the application involve?
The application (up to two pages) involves writing a short summary of your research innovation, as well as providing some details and research background. Please ensure you additionally provide your track record along with a letter of support from your supervisor/colleague. You may also want to include a short video (3 minute max length) to better engage both the adjudicators and general public.
How can I increase my chances in the People's Choice?
By encouraging your peers and colleagues to vote! You can do this via social media, email and of course word of mouth. In 2018 3,200 votes were recorded in the People's Choice Award. Please note - a previous winner of the People's Choice Award will not be eligible to win a second time.
Who can I contact regarding eligibility questions? or
What if I am unable to finish applying by the deadline?
Please contact the Centenary Institute (Karen McBrien at email us or 1800 677 977) regarding eligibility questions. Late submissions will not be accepted.
How to upload a video?
If you plan to create a video for your application (optional), embedding your video is the only way to present your video in the competition (ie Thinkable doesn't host the video itself). That means you need to upload your video to other sites like Youtube, Vimeo or Google Drive - then follow their instructions to copy the embedding code into the application when it asks you.
Youtube is free and far and away the easiest option for you.
For Youtube - here is an explanation to find the code you need to embed in your application
For Vimeo - here is the help guide to find the code you need to embed
For Google Drive - here is a help guide.
I am having difficulties uploading my submission into Thinkable. What can I do?
Contact the Thinkable support team (firstname.lastname@example.org). They can help you with any technical questions/difficulties you may be having.
Is there an application fee for this prize.
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