CALLING ALL RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS

2020/2021 FAMELAB CYCLE IS OPEN

HOST EXPRESSION OF INTEREST CLOSES 30 SEPTEMBER 2020

Interested in hosting a FameLab workshop and Heat?

Research groups or institutions interested in hosting a FameLab workshop and heat should complete the expression of interest . More information about hosting a heat can be found in the partnership guidelines.

What is FameLab?

FameLab is an international competition designed to engage and entertain by challenging young scientists to communicate their science to a public audience in under 3 minutes. Talks are fun and engaging, making science relevant to everyone, without using jargon or formal presentations. Talks are judged on content, clarity and charisma.

Who can enter?

Entrants must be 21 to 35 years of age and currently registered, studying or working in science, technology, engineering or mathematics in South Africa.

Why should you enter?

Enhance your presentation skills through competition and training by some of the world’s best science communicators.
Network with scientists from diverse disciplines.
Be part of the growing community of passionate scientists, from around the world. Get noticed – put your science on a national and international platform.

How can you enter?

There are multiple heats taking place around the country. Register online to participate at an institutional or public heat, by completing the registration form. Visit https://www.britishcouncil.org.za/famelab for more info.

Where are there heats?

Heats are running between August 2020 and March 2021. The institutional heats are organised by partner organisations for the representatives of that institution. Open heats are open to all, regardless of institutional affiliation. Each heat is preceded by a science communication and public speaking workshop in order to develop skills, prepare participants and instil confidence. A full list of workshops and heats will be available soon.

What can you win?

National winner will receive a R5 000.00 cash prize and the chance to represent South African in the FameLab International finals. National runners-up will win R2 500.00 cash prize each. Semi-finalists will receive science communication masterclass training delivered by world renowned trainers.

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