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FameLab UK

Watch the FameLab UK Final

Meet the Finalists

Applications for FameLab UK 2020 have now closed. If you are interested in improving your science communications skills, presenting your research and joining a global network of science communicators, keep an eye on this page for the 2021 application dates. If you have already applied for FameLab 2020, your local organiser will be in touch with details of how to take part in the online events. Make sure you’re following our social media channels to be kept up to date with how and where to watch the UK Final online.

Hundreds of science communicators across the UK go head to head every year to become the FameLab UK champion.

Are you interested in…

Improving your communication skills, talking about your research with a public audience and joining a global network of science communicators?

Here’s what you need to do…

1 Read the eligibility criteria to check you can apply. You must be a current UK resident to apply.
2 Look at which regional training and heat you would like to attend.
3 Apply to take part! You will then be contacted by the regional organiser to confirm your attendance.
4 Prepare a 3-minute talk on your research.
5 Attend the training session and heat at your chosen UK location – we’re exploring the possibility of conducting these online. If you are selected as one of the top few participants, you will need to prepare a second talk and attend your regional final.

Apply here now

Applications close the day before the heat in each location. Click here for training, heats and finals info.


Please note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of Cheltenham Science Festival 2020, we will be reviewing the logistics of the following prizes. More information to follow.

If you win your regional final, you will be invited to:
• A masterclass with a professional science communicator
• Participate in the FameLab UK final
• Receive up to £2000 prize money

If you win the UK final, you will be invited to represent the UK at the International FameLab Finals! Please contact famelab@cheltenhamfestivals.com if you have any questions.

Great instructor, great space to share ideas and thoughts, great group of people to learn from and listen to. I learnt so much and now my brain is full of ideas of what I want to take away from it and build upon in the future.

Finalist at UK Masterclass training session

Visit our YouTube channel to meet our most recent winners and re-watch the latest competiton videos.