Anyone between the age of 20 and 40 years as of 1 June 2016, who is:
- A student of science, mathematics or engineering
- A scientist or researcher
- A lecturer in science, mathematics and engineering subjects
- Applying science, mathematics and engineering in Industry or Government
We cannot accept:
- Press of PR officers even for science-related organisations
- Artists who work on science-related themes
- Performers whose shows are about science or engineering
- Science centre staff who work exclusively or mainly in public
- Journalists and broadcasters
- Non-specialist school teachers
The aim of FameLab is to encourage scientists to inspire and excite the public’s imagination with a vision of science in the 21st century.
Participants will benefit from the following:
- Learning why public engagement is important
- Enhancing your communication and presentation skills
- Training by expert UK communicators in an exclusive 2-day masterclass
- Networking with like-minded individuals during, and after, the competition
- Joining a unique alumni network of thousands of FameLabbers
- Meeting people from many different scientific fields
- Social Scientists
Registration for Famelab India 2017 is now closed.
There will be a two and a half day residential science communication workshop arranged for all shortlisted applicants. It will be jointly delivered by UK and Indian facilitators.
||27 to 29 November 2016
||University of Kerala
||04 to 06 December 2016
||8 to 10 December 2016
||13 to 15 December 2016
Science is part of almost every aspect of our lives. Although we rarely think about it, science makes extraordinary things possible. It tells us about the past, helps us with the present, and creates ways to improve our future.
Communicating science accessibly and attractively to a non-scientific audience is an ever-growing priority for researchers worldwide. By doing so they not merely change the common stereotype of the scientist as 'the geek in the white lab coat busy doing strange things', but also justify public funding for their research.
The UK is the world leader in the area of science communication – there are academic programmes in the field and a number of annual, exciting science festivals. Science Communication is a recognised profession and the UK’s experience in science communication has changed the way the media report on scientific topics.
One of the biggest prizes for all FameLab finalists is the opportunity to attend a science communication masterclass lead by the best UK trainers in this area.
The Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK is a six-day celebration of science, engineering and the arts, produced by Cheltenham Festivals. It is a rare opportunity for the public to come face-to-face with around 300 of the world's leading scientists and thinkers. The festival promises a mix of serious debate, live experiments and surprising discoveries.
Every year breaks yet another record with numerous scientists from around the globe heading to Cheltenham for the FameLab International Final. Finalists from across the world compete to see who is the most exciting, accessible and charismatic science communicator.
Australia, Brazil, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, USA and Vietnam