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

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

Research Got Talent ADIA ESOMAR


ESOMAR’s Research Got Talent Initiative started in HK and India and is now being implemented around the world.


ADIA 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.

Research Got Talent has been a highlight of my career in market research – reinforcing that this is my industry, and these are my people. It was a privilege to work with spur:org and participants from across Australia to bring important issues into focus. I have continued being involved with the competition as a committee member, judge and speaker in 2021 – and plan to do this again in 2022. RGT has also opened up a number of opportunities for me to be more involved and networked within the industry broadly – something that has been invaluable in my career so far.”

Steph Perry, Research Manager | Ipsos.
Inaugural Winner, Australian Research Got Talent competition 2020 | ADIA

Steph Perry

What is involvedEntries for 2022 are now closed.

See our finalist announcement here.

  • 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.
  • 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 runs from February 17 to April 4, 2022, with the first round of judging in April 2022.
  • Shortlisted entrants present via video conference to the judging panel in May.
  • The winner/s will have the opportunity to undertake their research project and enter ESOMAR’s Global Research Got Talent Competition.
  • For more information on the ESOMAR Global Competition, see here.

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:

  • A complimentary one-day pass to the ADIA Leaders Forum (26 May 2022, Sydney)
  • Economy-class return airfare (departing from an Australian capital city) to the location of ESOMAR Congress. (Date is subject to CV-19.) Valued at AUD$4000.
  • A free entry pass to ESOMAR Congress (Subject to CV-19.)
  • Eligible to enter the ESOMAR Global RGT competition and present to ESOMAR Congress 18-21 September 2022 (either in-person or via a virtual platform).

Who can enter?

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

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