FameLab® is back again with a new generation of young scientists competing to showcase their talents at the UK’s biggest search for voices of science. British Council and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology have partnered to give young Egyptian scientists the opportunity to participate in FameLab® 2018.
FameLab® competition is now a world leading science communication competition that since 2007 has seen a global participation of more than 9000 young scientists and engineers aged from 18-40.
Each year one winner and two runners-up from Egypt travel to the UK to participate in Cheltenham science festival connecting young scientists and researchers across the world.
Contestants will have just three minutes to pitch a concept in science or engineering to the panel of judges which include eminent scientists, science communicators and public figures.
Each judge will assess the finalists’ presentations according to the golden rule of the 3 Cs: content, clarity and charisma. Finalists from across six continents will compete to be named as the most interesting, accessible and charismatic science communicator.
This year, six heats will be running through FameLab® 2018 across different governorates in Egypt from 31 October 2017 – 14 April 2018 as per the below schedule:
|Launch the call||31 October 2017|
|Deadline for applications||30 November 2017|
|First heat||23 December 2017 Cairo|
|Second heat||3 February 2018 Alexandria|
|Third heat||10 February 2018 Ismailia|
|Forth heat||17 February 2018 Minia|
|Fifth heat||24 February 2018 Beni Sueif|
|Sixth heat||10 March 2018 Cairo|
|National Final||14 April 2018 Cairo|
Finalists will participate in the Master Class with an expert in media and communication skills, before competing for the title of FameLab® Egypt 2018 Champion at the National Final Competition in April 2018. All they need is to apply here.
This year’s competition is supported by The American University in Cairo, Ain Shams University, Minia University, Al Alfi foundation, Alexandria University, Beni Sueif University, Innovation Hub (iHub) and Misr El-Kheir foundation.
FameLab® is an international competition initiated by the Cheltenham Science Festival and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) in the UK. FameLab® International is delivered by Cheltenham festival’s global partner the British Council.