FameLab Science Competition in the UK, 2018


British Council is currently calling for applications for the FameLab Science competition. Scientists from all over the world are welcome to apply. They must be, at minimum, 21 years of age and working in or studying in science, technology, engineering, medicine or maths. Finalists will be invited to the UK.

Program Description
FameLab is an annual science communication competition that runs in many countries worldwide. Wherever you are in the world, the competition remains the same. You have just three minutes to present a concept from your field of study to a panel of judges. Make it funny, make it enlightening, and make it jaw-dropping. The judges are looking for somebody who can shine in content, clarity and charisma – all within the three minute allowance.

Award Value

  • The winners of the first, second and third place at all stages in the competition will receive trophies. There will also be audience favourite prizes and other special awards.
  • The overall national winner and first runner up will attend the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK. The national winner will then compete in the FameLab International Final. Here a world of opportunities will really be opened up as you network with fellow scientists from across the globe
  • Each candidate will have the opportunity to meet other science enthusiasts and gain access to the Famelab Egypt and Famelab International networks
  • FameLab alumni will be invited to take part in science public engagement events in Egypt
  • Finally you will undoubtedly win the appreciation of the audience for your passion for science.

Level and Area of Studies
Non-degree program in science, technology, engineering, medicine or maths.

Place of Study

Eligibility and Criteria

  1. You must be 21 years old or older and working in or studying in science, technology, engineering, medicine or maths. Other eligibility criteria apply.
  2. You have only three minutes for your talk.
  3. Your talk must be about a science, technology, engineering, medicine or maths-based topic.
  4. You may not use PowerPoint or other similar presentation software.
  5. Props are limited to what you can carry on stage (and there is no time for set up).
  6. Your talk is a solo performance. You are not permitted to carry other people on to the stage to assist you in your talk.
  7. If you make it through your local heats to a regional final in your country you will need a second presentation (which can be on the same topic, but must be demonstrably different in content).

Applicants’ Nationality
International Applicants are eligible.

How To Apply
Please find further instruction at the link below.

Submission Deadline

Website and Application Link

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