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FameLab Science Competition 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open30-Oct-2016
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AwardInvitation to final in United Kingdom
EligibilityScientist, researcher, lecturer of age between 20 to 40 years
Scholarship provider contact details

British Council New Delhi
British Council Division
British High Commission
17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi - 110001
Phone: 01204569000 /01206684353
Fax: +911123710717

What is FameLab Science Competition 2017?

FameLab is organizing Science Competition 2017 in which participants should make a video of their own, explaining a scientific concept within three minutes.

Participants must be interested in developing their own presentation and communication skills.

This competition will offer contestants a training class, which works on presentation and communication skills and aim to empower individual scientists and researchers in presenting their work.

The winner of FameLab India will be invited to the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK, to represent India at the FameLab International grand final.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Anyone between the age of 20 and 40 years, 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

How can you apply ?

Application can be done online only.

To apply, you have to fill in an application form and submit a 3-minute video of your ‘science talk’. Detailed instructions for application are available on the application page.


Q. Why should you participate?

A. 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

Q. How to register?

A. Registration for Famelab India 2017 is now open! Before you apply please make sure you are eligible to take part.

To apply, you will be required to fill in an application form and submit a 3 minute video of your ‘science talk’. Detailed instructions for application are available on the application page.

Last date of applying: 30 Oct 2016

Q. Why is science communication important?

A. 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.

Q. What does the UK have to offer?

A. 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.

Q. What happens at the Times Cheltenham Science Festival?
A. 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.

Terms and Conditions

Following are not eligible to apply:

  • Press of PR officers even for science-related organizations
  • 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

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