Research Got Talent

The annual competition showcases the best and brightest of young research talent from around the world. Promoting data, research and insights in service of important societal challenges.

Join in for the 2024 competition today!

What is Research Got Talent?

Research Got Talent is an annual competition organised by ESOMAR in partnership with regional Market Research and Insights associations worldwide. The competition focuses on the next generation of researchers using their skills to help NGOs and charities reach their goals.

Market Research and Insights are not just for commercial gain. This is why the Research Got Talent competition demonstrates that the industry’s skills can be used to create a positive impact on the world and build a better tomorrow. Previous finalists used their skills to support vulnerable children, the elderly, healthcare and women’s rights and have successfully affected relevant legislation.

Want to participate in the competition?

The competition is open to any researchers aged between 18 and 29 working in a country with a participating association. If you're a young researcher who would like to join the competition next year, contact your local association today to find out if they are already participating in the competition.

Competition timeline:

  1. 31 March - Application deadline

  2. 31 August - Associations will select national winners

  3. 23 September - Deadline for submission

  4. 24 September to 11 October - Submission review

  5. 14 October to 1 November - Final assessment

  6. 1 November to 18 November - Judging and committee deliberation

  7. December - Global winner announcement

If your association is not yet part of the competition and would like to join, or you'd like to see if your association is participating, contact us today for more information and to join us for 2023!

Dominique Servant
ESOMAR Committee Member, Chair of the Associations Executive Committee at ESOMAR
Paula Fernandez
Standards Programmes Coordinator at ESOMAR

2023 finalists' presentations

2022 finalists' pitches

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