Applications for FameLab Ireland 2017-2018 are now open!

FameLab aims to inspire and develop scientists and engineers to actively engage with the public and stakeholders.


Since its birth at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival in 2005, FameLab has grown into the world's leading science communication competition.

The partnership with the British Council, begun in 2007, has seen the competition go global, with more than 9000 early career scientists and engineers participating in over 30 different countries. This year will see FameLab’s growth set to continue, with the addition of even more countries to the competition.

FameLab Ireland

FameLab Ireland has been running since 2013 and boasts a vibrant, enthusiastic network of 50+ emerging science communicators, all skilled and committed to sharing their work and knowledge with public audiences across the country and internationally.  

FameLab Ireland 2017-18 is funded by the 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 Newstalk 106-108fm, NUI Galway, Science Gallery Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, and the University of Limerick. Additional partners include SFI research centres APC Microbiome Institute, iCRAG, Infant, IPIC, MaREI and SSPC, as well as the Tyndall National Institute and ULPSU.

See the project in action