Applications are invited for the FameLab Climate Change Communicators 2021 by British Council.
About British Council
British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. They do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries they work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
About the FameLab Climate Change Communicators
FameLab Climate Change Communicators is one of many activities the British Council is delivering as part of The Climate Connection programme in the run up to COP26 – the UN conference on climate change taking place in the UK this November. The aim is to harness the power of people all over the world to connect and collaborate through culture and education to combat climate change.
Why you should take part:
- All finalists will take part in a two-day online masterclass delivered by leading science communication trainers.
- You will meet and interact with an experienced panel of judges, and join a network of like-minded people from all over the world, as well as the wider FameLab community.
- Cheltenham Festivals held the first FameLab in 2005. Its partnership with the British Council in 2007 took the competition global, and to date, more than 40,000 scientists and engineers have taken part.
- The overall winner of the FameLab Climate Change Communicators will be awarded a place in the FameLab International Online Final in November, where you will join over 20 countries for further training, networking and the opportunity to compete to be the global FameLab International Winner 2021.
Entrants must be:
- Aged 21 years of age or above;
- Based in one of the following participating countries for the purposes of study, research or long-term paid/voluntary employment: Albania, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Turkey, Uganda or Vietnam;
- Studying or working in roles that relate to science, engineering, technology, medicine or mathematics. Individuals working in climate change related work in organisations such as non-government organisations (NGO) and charities are welcome to apply.
- Lecturers in science, mathematics or engineering subjects, including specialist science teachers with a science degree
- Researchers who use existing research or meta-studies – they don’t have to be getting their hands dirty
- People who work on applying science, technology or mathematics – for example, those in NGOs, charities, environmental organisations, technology start-ups, statisticians, computer technicians, consultants to industry
- Postgraduate students of science, mathematics or engineering
- People who apply science, mathematics or engineering in the armed forces or government bodies
- People who apply science, engineering or mathematics in industry or business
How to Apply?
Interested applicants can apply for the program through this link.
July 27, 2021