Science communication opportunities and competitions
Are you a researcher looking to develop your science communication credentials and expand your professional networks?
[Image: A researcher discussing what repels mosquitoes with visitors. Credit: Wellcome Library, London]
The programmes and schemes below offer great ways for researchers to share their knowledge and have fun, whilst gaining valuable skills.
New at the School
- Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
3MT challenges research degree students to present their research to a non-specialist audience in only three minutes. Local heats will take place at the School in April 2015, and a public final will be held in May 2015. The winner will be put forward for the national semi-finals, coordinated by Vitae. Prospective applicants should view the information presentation overview and competition FAQs.
A free email discussion list of science communicators, researchers, and general engagement enthusiasts!
- I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here!
A free, X Factor-style communication competition between scientists, where school students are the judges
- Science Grrl
A UK grass-roots group dedicated to celebrating and supporting women in science
- Cafe Scientifique
Places all over the world to have a coffee and explore the latest ideas in science and technology
- The Voice of Young Science
This Programme encourages early-career researchers to play an active role in debates about science
- International FameLab
A competition to find the new voices of science and engineering across the world
- MRC Max Perutz Science writing award
A competition open to all MRC-funded research degree students and fellows, first prize £1,500
- UK Science Festivals
Annual opportunities to engage public groups and young people with your research
- Science Slam UK
A mixture of science and entertainment: speech contests for young scientists
- SET for Britain poster competition
A science, technology, engineering and maths national poster competition for early-career researchers with cash prizes
- Access to Understanding annual science-writing competition
A science-writing competition for PhD students and early career post-doctoral researchers who have an interest in communicating science to the public, run by Europe PubMed Central
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