Rapid Research Competitions

Description of Competitions

Rapid Research Proposal (RRP) is about proposing a new research idea rapidly in just three minutes. RRP is uniquely created for Student Research Week by collaborating with associates of the International Journal of Exercise Science (IJES) and the International Community for Scholars in Kinesiology (ICSK). The RRP is pre-recorded, and the opportunity to create, explore, develop, and present your new research idea is unparalleled compared with live competitions. The stakes may be higher in some ways, as the professionalism may be practiced and perfected. There are few restrictions, so be a bit unhinged, dream the presentation into uniqueness. We look forward to your submissions.

Rapid Research Defense (RRD) is about defending your research rapidly in just three minutes. RRD is uniquely created for Student Research Week by collaborating with associates of the International Journal of Exercise Science (IJES) and the International Community for Scholars in Kinesiology (ICSK). The RRD is pre-recorded, and the opportunity to create, explore, develop, and present your research is unparalleled compared with live competitions. The stakes may be higher in some ways, as the professionalism may be practiced and perfected. There are few restrictions, so be a bit unhinged, dream the presentation into uniqueness. We look forward to your submissions.

Submission Deadline >> September 16, 2022!

Awards Given

All award winners will receive a $150 voucher to publish with IJES

Winning student = $400; Winning faculty mentor = $100

Student honorable mentions = $200; faculty mentor = $50

All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation for their contribution

Catie Duchette, a graduate of Western Kentucky University, won 2021's Rapid Research Competition using innovative video capture software, sound research practices, and a compelling presentation. Will you be this year's winner?

 
Submissions will be accepted through September 16, 2022 by 11:59pm PST.

What Are We Looking For?

  • The purpose of your created work should be clear, logically delivered, and leave the audience with an appreciation for the significance of the task.
  • Proposal Communication of what you are going to do, what you anticipate finding, and why it matters
  • Defense Communication of what you did, what you found, and why it matters
  • Keep it simple — imagine you are explaining your research to a friend or family member.
  • Confident speech and body language. We recommend projecting your voice, pacing your speech appropriately, standing tall, and moving around a bit as you present.
  • You may include a background that exemplifies you, your work, or the beauty of your academic institution or country.
  • Attire – No “dress code,” but if you are unsure of how to dress, you may like to dress how you would for a job interview or an important meeting. Costumes or cultural dress is accepted.
  • Enthusiasm! Excitement! Passion! This is your way to separate yourself from the other great presentations. This is so important that we considered adding it to the requirements section…
  • Requirements for the Rapid Research Created Work:

    1. Be a current undergraduate or graduate student in a Kinesiology-related field
    2. A faculty mentor should approve all your materials prior to your submission
    3. 3 minutes maximum
    4. Record presentation using a video capture system (e.g., Zoom, Voicethread, Screencastify, PowerPoint) & (1) converted to any of the following file types: 3gp, asx, avi, f4v, flv, mkv, mov, mp4, mpg, wmv OR (2) Submit link from your YouTube based video
    5. The presenter must appear on screen, even if it is just in the corner of the presentation
    6. Multiple people may be involved in the creation, but only one person can present the work
    7. Presentation in English
    8. Scientific Abstract →For abstract expectations, please review #2 in the IJES author submission guidelines
    9. Completed work must be approved by IRB or IUAC, with a statement of verification made somewhere in the recording
    10. Prospective/Completed work must be acceptable in comparison to IRB or IUCAC standards (at the discretion of the judges)
      1. Presentation Formatting

        • No restriction on slide transitions, animations, or on-screen movements
        • Self-created electronic media is permitted; this includes sounds, music, animation, or video
        • Royalty-free or open access materials may support your created work, but you are responsible for confirming usability
        • All forms of rhythmic, poetic, and lyrical representation are permitted (including songs, raps, etc.), but must be the presenter’s original work
        • Things That Will Result in Disqualification:

          • Presentation exceeds 3-minute time limit (no exceptions)
          • If the video is not viewable (make sure it is public and published if using YouTube).
          • Failure to submit accompanying scientific abstract
          • Inappropriate or culturally insensitive content*
          • Political, religious, and/or sexual content, unless directly connected to your research*
          • * Determined at the discretion of the screening and judging committees
          • Friendly Reminder

            Created works are open to interpretation from the screening and judging committees, whose decisions are final and non-disputable

            This is not a “presentation” -- this is a competition! You are welcome to use data previously presented in a different format at other conferences because the format is dramatically different.

            Link to Submission Form: Submit Presentation

            ICSK encourages and welcomes submissions and participation both domestically and internationally from across the educational spectrum. ICSK does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members.