Welcome to FameLab

The largest, public-facing science communication competition and training program in the world.

Watch the 2023 FameLab Australia Final on Thursday 21 September, 6pm AWST, no matter where you are:

The Foundation for the WA Museum is proud to produce FameLab Australia and FameLab Academy, in partnership with Cheltenham Festivals UK.

For information about FameLab Academy, the schools’ version of FameLab, please visit the FameLab Academy page.

FameLab Australia. Make your science research famous in 2023!

This year, applicants will be selected to compete in four regional semi-finals across Australia. 12 of the semi-finalists will be chosen and will be flown at FameLab’s expense to Perth for the Australian final on 21 September 2023. Our FameLab winner will then go on to represent Australia at the FameLab International Finals in November 2023 in front of a global audience, and will win a trip to the world-famous Cheltenham Science Festival in June 2024.

No ordinary science communication competition.

To start, qualified applicants will attend a science communication training workshop to help them prepare their first presentation – a 3-minute video submission. The applicants chosen for the semi-finals will receive additional science communication training provided by subject matter experts. The finalists who are selected from the semi-finals will receive additional Masterclass training as well as a free, immersive, 3-night SciComm experience in Perth in September where they will compete live on stage for the title of Australian FameLab Winner.

Your audience awaits.

FameLab provides an ideal platform for early career researchers to tell a national and international audience about their work. It’s your opportunity to bring fame to your lab, showcase your research, represent your organization, and take your career to the next level by creating a profile as a quality researcher and trained communicator. The skills you’ll learn will assist you in a plethora of activities you’ll likely face in your career, from applying for grants, to public speaking at science events, to igniting the imagination of future scientists with presentations at schools.

About FameLab.

FameLab was created by Cheltenham Festivals and has grown to become largest, public-facing, science communication competition and training program in the world. FameLab discovers, trains and promotes the best new voices in science, technology, engineering and maths. FameLab has been hosted in 35 countries.

The Foundation for the WA Museum produces FameLab in Australia. FameLab Australia is made possible by the generous support of the McCusker Foundation, Curtin University, Murdoch University, the West Australian Museum, the Western Australian Government through the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, the Community Broadcasting Corporation, the Forrest Research Foundation and Comm-It science communication training.

Don't miss this opportunity to get the science communication training you need to make your science research famous. Applications are now open!

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