The British Council's FameLab competition is back in Brazil!

Calling all young scientists with a passion for public engagement to participate in the 2018 edition of this highly prestigious science communication competition!

What is FameLab?

FameLab is a communications competition designed to engage and entertain by breaking down science, technology and engineering concepts into three minute presentations.

Contestants from around the world take part armed only with their wits and a few props – the result is an unpredictable, enlightening and exciting way to encourage your curiosity and find out about the latest research. Famelab gives you a snapshot into the world of science and engineering and is dedicated to answering both bizarre and pertinent questions from ‘Why do men have nipples?’ to ‘Is nuclear energy a good or bad thing?’

This is your chance to witness the forefront of scientific research, amaze friends with surprising facts and interact with the people responsible for tackling some of the biggest global issues in the world today.


The winner will represent their country at FameLab International in the UK with the chance to win prizes including a scholarship for science communications, a ‘Master Class’ on communication skills and other special awards.

The winners of the national competitions will join the FameLab International round in the UK from‘4th – 10th June 2018.

2018 is the third edition of FameLab in Brazil and the first in which non-bursaries can apply. Famelab Brazil is organised by the British Council in partnership with the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC), CNPq, Confap, Fapesp and the Museum of Tomorrow.

You can also watch a video of last year’s performances on youtube here.

Deadline: 28 February 2018

More details here