Last updated November 27, 2017 at 12:55 pm
FameLab is the world’s leading science communication competition, created by Cheltenham Festivals and co-produced by the British Council.
Since coming to Australia in 2014, over 160 early-career researchers have gone through FameLab’s expert training and presented their research on stage, entertaining thousands with their fascinating stories of science.
After beating off competition from thousands of applicants across 31 countries, microbiologist Dr Nural Cokcetin from the University of Technology Sydney was declared joint runner-up of FameLab International 2017. She captivated the crowds at the Cheltenham Science Festival with her buzzy three minute presentation about the prebiotic potential of honey, and has since gone on to communicate her research to expert and general audiences, including through media interviews and an invitation to speak on the TEDx Sydney stage.
“The FameLab journey has been a remarkable one,” Nural says. “I feel incredibly honoured and humbled to have met so many great, young scientists who are passionate about doing research that has positive impacts in the world. Read Nural’s blog about her experience: My Brush with Fame(Lab).
If, like Nural, you’re passionate about science and think you can explain your research to a general audience in just three minutes, FameLab needs YOU!
The competition offers comprehensive sci-comm training and access to a global network of like-minded peers. What’s more, if you’re selected as the winner of FameLab Australia, you could win $1,000 and find yourself travelling to the UK to represent Australia at the FameLab International finals!
You can see our coverage from the 2017 state semi-finals and the national finals to give you ideas here.
Applications close on 16 February 2018. Find out more at goo.gl/X3jMk3
Australia’s Science Channel is proud to be supporting FameLab 2018 as a media partner.