What is FameLab?
FameLab is the world's biggest science communication competition designed for scientists and engineers who can explain science, technology and engineering concepts in ways that interest and entertain the general public.
If you work in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine) and can explain a scientific concept to a general audience in just three minutes, without the use of presentation slides, this is the competition for you. All you have to do is win over the judges and crowd with a scientific talk, judged on content, clarity and charisma.
Why take part in FameLab?
FameLab offers you the chance to build skills essential to modern STEM workers, join a network of alumni from all over the world, and win a trip to the UK for the FameLab international finals.
FameLab has helped thousands of scientists communicate their research, and launched successful careers in science communication.
Here’s what a previous participant said about the experience:
‘Most of us described it as one of the best experience we’ve lived. It sounds a bit cheesy, but it really is true. It was a short but intense experience, and it definitely made me want to do more science communication, to keep improving the skills...’ Francois-Xavier Joly – Winner FameLab France 2015
FameLab also gives you the chance to win an exclusive two-day masterclass from UK science communication experts. You’ll learn the tricks to captivate audiences with science, build confidence in public speaking, and make a new network of friends. Who knows, you might also star in one of the British Council's videos, like Dr Bagniewska, who was an international finalist in 2014: