Thinkable Competitions






Thinkable is a science competition platform that allows organisations to engage top researchers from world-class universities to communicate, ideate or innovate around innovation objectives important to them.

Competitions currently open:

Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Award 2019

Centenary Institute

$52,000 Prizes

ASFB Video Competition in Science Communication 2019

The Australian Society for Fish Biology

$3,000 Prizes

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants may be a citizen of another country provided their research has been substantially carried out in Australia.
  • Applicants may be from any institute, university or educational institution in Australia.
  • Applicants must have received their PhD on or after 1 January 2011. In the case of medical graduates, the time from beginning a substantial research career will be counted.

Entrants must be an ASFB member to be eligible for the competition

Level of Funding:

$52 000

$3 000

Application Criteria for Evaluation

  • How innovative the project outlined in the application is.
  • The degree to which its veracity/utility has been tested.
  • A one-page supporting letter from a knowledgeable, independent associate will be taken into account (this is in addition to the one-page letter from a supervisor/colleague).

Entry will be in the format of a short video presentation (3 min maximum video or audio slides)

Each video should promote the entrant’s research project and should include: need for/novelty of the research, a summary of the methods, key findings, and their implications. Effectively, a ‘commercial’ for their research.

Important Dates:

Closing Date for Applications

Friday, 5th July, 2019

Deadline for submission of videos will be

August 15th 2019.

Contact Details:

Karen McBrien at email us or

1800 677 977


Further Information and Applications: