Gain access to a global network of scientists and engineers, improve your confidence and skills, win some great prizes, enjoy high level media exposure, contribute to science events nationally and internationally and maybe even win a trip to the UK to present Ireland at the international finals!

By taking part in FameLab Ireland you will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, gain invaluable skills and meet amazing like-minded people. Importantly, you will also become part of an increasingly exciting network of scientists and engineers able to clearly and imaginatively explain their science to the general public.

Communication Master Class

Run by some of the best science communicators in the world, this is one of the biggest prizes for all FameLab finalists (top 10 candidates selected from the Ireland regional/video heats). There you will learn why public engagement is important, develop invaluable media and presentation skills, and get the opportunity to network with scientists from many different scientific fields!

The next Ireland communication master class will take place in Dublin in March 2019.

Get a taste of what happens at a FameLab Master Class.

FameLab Ireland Final Prizes 2018-19

  • Winner: €1500
  • 2nd prize: iPad mini 4
  • 3rd prize: €250 voucher

There will also be a special audience voted prize.

All expenses paid trip to the UK

The FameLab Ireland 2018-19 winner will attend the Cheltenham Science Festival, UK in June 2019 and will compete in the FameLab International finals. Here a world of opportunities will really be opened up as you network with fellow scientists from over 30 countries across the globe.

The two runners-up will also have the opportunity to participate in a UK science festival during 2019.

Other Opportunities

All FameLab Ireland candidates will meet other science enthusiasts, gain access to FameLab networks and develop their science communication skills (sci-comms training at regional heats).

FameLab finalists will be invited to take part in science public engagement events in Ireland and internationally. To date, Irish alumni have been involved in various national initiatives including Science Week, Pint of Science, SCICOM Conference, as well as events across the globe including in the UK, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, the Netherlands, South Korea and the USA.

Finally, you will undoubtedly win the appreciation of audiences, peers and funders for your passion for science!