31/03/2020

EURAXESS ASEAN partners with FameLab Malaysia and Thailand - winners to be awarded the EURAXESS Prize


EURAXESS ASEAN will be awarding the EURAXESS Prize 2020 to the 1st place winners of the FameLab competitions in Malaysia and in Thailand.

The EURAXESS Prize will be awarded to the 1st place winner of FameLab Malaysia and FameLab Thailand 2020 in recognition of their great science communication achievement. The EURAXESS Prize is meant as a career-advancement bursary enabling the winners to expand their professional network through linkages with researchers in Europe. With a value of EUR 600 it offers the winner the unique opportunity to visit a research lab or university anywhere in the UK or any of the 27 member states of the European Union.

About FameLab

FameLab is a communications competition designed to engage and entertain by breaking down science, technology and engineering concepts into 3-minute presentations. Contestants from around the world take part armed only with their wits and a few props – the result is an unpredictable, enlightening and exciting way to encourage your curiosity and find out about the latest research.FameLab was started in 2005 in the UK by Cheltenham Science Festival and has quickly become established as a diamond model for successfully identifying, training and mentoring scientists and engineers to share their enthusiasm for their subjects with the public.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FameLab International Finals have been postponed to October 2020 during Cheltenham Literature Festival (2-11 October). This provides a great opportunity to feature the finals as part of the world’s oldest literature festival, run by the same team as Cheltenham Science Festival. It attracts high-profile speakers and thought-leaders from the worlds of politics, science, sport and entertainment as well as literary greats and spoken-word performers. Speakers at the Festival over the years have included Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough, Hillary Clinton and Kofi Annan.

The national finals will be held in July. For details please visit the websites of the British Council Malaysia and the British Council Thailand respectively.

Malaysia: 9 July 2020, 10am - Live event on YouTube

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