Are you a young researcher wanting to make a difference in the world?

Don’t miss your chance to enter the inaugural Research Got Talent Competition in Australia!

Research Got Talent AMSRO ESOMAR


The ESOMAR Research Got Talent Initiative started with the Associations in Hong Kong and India and is now being implemented by Associations around the word.


AMSRO is pleased to be part of this global initiative which provides the opportunity to recognise and celebrate young researchers.


The aim is to invite, welcome and include young researchers to highlight and showcase the positive impact of research.

Sally Joubert, AMSRO member and ESOMAR’s Australian representative said:
The Research Got Talent award competition aims to recognise young researchers, who want to make a difference. As recently witnessed via the outpouring of support for those affected by the bushfires, Australians like to give back. This competition provides a fantastic platform to enable young researchers to support a worthy cause of their choice, while simultaneously showcasing their professional talent.We are calling on all AMSRO and ESOMAR members to support this competition and young researchers. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate your employees and company on the global stage”.

Research Got Talent (RGT) is a competition led by AMSRO and ESOMAR for young Australian researchers who want to make a difference.

The winner will win a trip to attend and have the chance to present their findings at the ESOMAR Congress 2020 – The Global Data & Insights Summit in Toronto from 13-16 September 2020.

What is involved

  • You need to select a charity or NGO that you are passionate about and design a research project proposal that will help make a difference.
  • The overarching theme of the RGT initiative is The Role of Market Research and Insights in supporting Charities /Non-Profits in overcoming relevant and meaningful social issues. This is the theme against which all submitted research projects will be assessed.
  • See the Entry Kit and form here for further details.

Social issues that might be addressed include:

  • Gender equality
  • Access to Justice
  • Access to Education
  • Improving the lives of persons with disabilities
  • Improving the lives of children
  • Environmental and Climate change
  • Integration

Competition details

  • The competition will run from February 3 to April 13 2020, with the first round of judging in April 2020.
  • Shortlisted entrants will present via video conference to the judging panel on Wednesday 6 May.
  • The winner will have the opportunity to undertake their research project and enter the Global Research Got Talent Competition.
  • The Australian winner will have the opportunity to present at the AMSRO Leaders Forum Conference on October 28, 2020, in Sydney.

What are the judges looking for

  • A relevant, innovative and impactful research project design that addresses the Charity/NGO’s specific issue.
  • Research project proposals may adopt traditional research methods, as well as new methods including data analytics and analysis.

What do you win?

  • The winning entry will receive economy-class return airfare (departing from an Australian capital city) to Toronto, Canada.
  • A free entry pass to the ESOMAR Congress 2020 held in Toronto, Canada
  • Eligible to enter the ESOMAR Global RGT competition (cash prize value TBC).

Who can enter?

  • Open to all AMSRO member organisation employees and ESOMAR (Australian based) member employees aged 18-35.

Find out more…



Chris Farquhar, from Market Research Society of Hong Kong (MRSHK), is one of the original organisers of the Research Got Talent initiative and is very passionate about it.
“The initial idea came from the MRSHK Committee when we were looking for a new initiative to get younger researchers more involved in MRSHK activities,” Chris explained. “We wanted to enable young researchers from a range of different companies to work together, encouraging a sense of professional solidarity. Helping a worthy charity – which is motivating for millennials – also helps generate a positive image for the market research profession.”

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