International FameLab, the world’s leading science communication competition, aims to find, develop and mentor young science, mathematics and engineering communicators, building a celebrated network of researchers, who are able to get everyone – from school kids and adults to government officials and business figures – talking science.
Co-presented by the British Council and The Times Cheltenham Science Festival, the competition has been running annually since 2007, over which time more than 5000 participants from 25 countries have taken the stage to ‘perform’ their science for live audiences.
FameLab came to Australia in 2014, where it was met with enthusiastic response from the science community, attracting a swathe of applications from across the country. Last year saw 12 dynamic researchers take the stage at a gala national final event, in an effort to best explain their research and take the crown of FameLab Australia winner.
In 2015, FameLab returns to Australia and is again looking for early-career researchers with a burning desire to build their science communication skills, to make connections with researchers around the country and overseas and to perhaps travel to the UK to compete for Australia in FameLab International at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival in June.
Applications for FameLab Australia open Tuesday 27 January 2015 and close Monday 2 March 2015, apply here.
Watch 2014 FameLab winner Pádraic Flood take the stage to present his science, genetic diversity to grow new crops.
2015 FameLab presented by British Council and Cheltenham Festivals | Founding partners: Western Australian Museum and The McCusker Foundation | University partners: University of Western Australia, Curtin University and Murdoch University | Airline partner: British Airways | Venue partners: Queensland Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Museum Victoria. Supporting Inspiring Australia.