Grad Slam is a UC-sponsored competitive speaking event designed to showcase graduate student research in three-minute talks pitched to a general audience. Entrants compete in preliminary rounds on their UC campus, with prizes awarded at each stage of the selection process.
This is a unique opportunity for graduate students who are engaged in substantive original research projects to develop skills communicating their academic research — while making their work visible to academic, media, private, and public sector leaders from across the state.
At Berkeley, up to ten semi-finalists will receive prizes of at least $100. Chosen at the campus-wide live competition on April 4, 2018, three finalists will then be awarded prizes of $3,000, $1,000, and $750, respectively, with the top finalist advancing to the system-wide event.