FameLab 2021

In 2021, we are organising FameLab online. Upload your presentation and apply!

2021. március 29.

Extended deadline expires on 9 May!

FameLab - Call for Researchers and University Students

FameLab is the world’s leading science communications competition. It spotlights the science communicators of tomorrow, who can show off their area of expertise in a truly engaging way. Communicating science is an ever-growing priority for researchers worldwide. By making complex ideas accessible and attractive to the public they inspire future generations of scientists and increase general understanding of science and its role in society. Since 2007, more than 10,000 scientists have participated from all around the globe. This year nearly 30 countries host their own national competitions, with an international final organised in cooperation with the Cheltenham Science Festival.

FameLab in Hungary

The competition is a partnership between British Council and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, running from March to November 2021. Finalists will join an exclusive two-day masterclass led by UK experts, building their skills in communication. The national winner will represent Hungary at the FameLab International Final and will receive valuable prizes.

How to Apply?

The competition is open to those 18 years or older who are studying or working in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics).

Participants have three minutes to win over the judges and public with a scientific talk in either Hungarian or English that excels for its content, clarity and charisma.

You can apply by filling in the online application form and uploading a video of your presentation to our online platform until 9 May 2021. The masterclass will be organised in August 2021 for the best presenters, who will take part in the National Final in September.Apply for FameLab 2021 here!

What should the video be like?

  • The video cannot be longer than 3 minutes total;
  • The participant’s name has to be in the file name;
  • Resolution is not a priority, but please make sure there are no background noises;
  • There should be no cuts, and absolutely no digital effects, animation, and illustrations in the video;
  • Please only use props that you could carry in your hands – just like during the on stage presentation.

Science communicator László Róbert Zsiros, founder of the Szertár project and MC of Hungarian FameLab finals, put together a short video guide for the 2020 round, which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2HsS0zxr60 (video is in Hungarian with English subtitles)