Since its birth at the Times Cheltenham Science Festival in 2005, FameLab has grown into one of the world’s leading science communication competitions. It aims to find, develop and mentor young science and engineering communicators. The result is a celebrated alumni of young scientists and engineers able to get everyone ‘talking science’ in the media-intensive environment in which we live. A partnership established with the British Council in 2007 saw the competition go global, with more than 5000 young scientists and engineers participating in over 25 different countries… with new countries taking part each year!
Cheltenham Festivals and the British Council co-produce the FameLab International Final, which is held at the Cheltenham Science Festival each June. The competition began in Australia in 2014 and has attracted a diverse and vibrant range of early-career researchers. FameLab has gone from strength to strength in Australia, as evidenced by the record number of applicants received in 2016.
In 2017, we'll be taking up the search for Australia's top science comuunicators once again. We can't wait to find the most exciting and passionate researchers out there!
FameLab is an exciting competition and so much more...
We help young scientists acquire valuable skills to communicate their work accessibly and attractively to a non-scientific audience.