What's FameLab?

FameLab is the world's leading science communication competition. It is designed to inspire, motivate and develop scientists and engineers to actively engage with the public and stakeholders. And in 2021, for the first time ever, FameLab Ireland is going entirely virtual! That’s right, this year whether you’re taking part or cheering someone on you can do so from the comfort of your own home.

But don’t worry, if you're applying, you still get the opportunity to represent your region in the competition. Our virtual heats will be held in Limerick, Cork, Galway and Dublin, so pick the heat that is closest to you (that might be where you live, work or study).

We also offer science communication training at every step on your FameLab journey. This includes online tips/tricks briefings, regional workshops before each heat, or master classes for those who progress further into the competition.

Do you have what it takes?

Our FameLab Ireland 2021 competition is now open! If you are aged 18+, work in/study any aspect of science and think you can explain a scientific concept to a general audience in just three minutes, then why not enter? You could become the new face of science in Ireland, represent our country at the FameLab International finals in the UK, and open doors to national and global opportunities in science communication! 

Listen here to some previous FameLab Ireland winners on why you should sign up and how the competition has changed their lives.

About FameLab Ireland

A partnership with the British Council and the Cheltenham Science Festival has seen more than 10,000 emerging scientists and engineers participate from over 30 countries since 2005. In Ireland, FameLab has been running for 8 years and boasts an amazing network of 80+ passionate science communicators, all skilled and committed to sharing their work and knowledge with public audiences nationally and internationally.

FameLab Ireland is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is supported by Cpl Resources Plc and Henkel Ireland Limited. It is managed by the British Council Ireland in collaboration with a host of partners from higher education, research, media and public engagement across Ireland.

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