Nature India is parterning with the British Council for the debut of the international FameLab competitions in India. FameLab is one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world, where young researchers compete to explain a scientific concept in just three minutes.
Nature India will support the training of the young researchers in the run up to the final competitions in India, scheduled in January 2017. Along with trainers from the UK and our science communication workshop partners Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, we will train young scientists in presentation and communication skills.
FameLab was started by Cheltenham Festivals, UK in 2005 and British Council got involved with it two years later. The competitions have now expanded into a global programme taking place in 27 countries with various partners. Nature India is happy to be associated with the competitions in India.
Researchers in India can apply to be part of the competitions here. If shortlisted, they will be invited to attend regional training sessions aimed at grooming them for the national competition. The winner of FameLab India will travel to the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK to represent India at the FameLab International grand final.
Nature India will be part of all four regional workshops in India training the contestants in science writing and science communication:
|South India||27-29 November 2016||University of Kerala|
|East India||04-06 December 2016||KIIT Bhubaneswar|
|North India||08-10 December 2016||IIT Delhi|
|West India||13-15 December 2016||IIT Bombay|
In the run up to the competitions, here‘s Nature India‘s guest blog series on the British Council website that hopes to get the attention of all budding science communicators.
So come, join the fun of talking science!