Are you passionate about science?
If you think you can explain a scientific concept in just three minutes, and are interested in developing your presentation and communication skills, FameLab's the competition for you!
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.
FameLab helps early-career researchers acquire valuable skills to communicate their work accessibly and attractively to a non-scientific audience. The competition offers contestants training masterclasses, which focus on presentation and communication skills and aim to empower individual scientists and researchers in speaking about their work.
What's more, if you’re chosen as the winner of FameLab Australia, you could also find yourself travelling to The Times Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK to represent Australia at the FameLab International grand final!
Applications for the 2017 competition will open on 9 January
We received a record number of applications for the 2016 competition, and can't wait to hear about the new research and discoveries coming from labs across Australia in 2017.
To enter, you will be asked to submit a short video of you talking about your research. More details will be available shortly.
Semi-finals will take place in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth during March and April 2017. If you are selected to take part in one of the semi-finals, you will attend the closest event to you and will be asked to present your scientific topic to our panel of judges (don't forget to invite your friends and family to come and watch and support you!).