We are proud to announce our collaboration with the organizers of Falling Walls Labs in Canada. The supported winners will be awarded an additional EURAXESS North America prize, detailed below!
Dalhousie University is hosting a Falling Walls Lab (FWL) this year, with the science slam open to students, entrepreneurs, early-career researchers, and academics of all disciplines. Which wall will your research break? Pitch your innovative idea in just three minutes, showcasing a breakthrough that creates a positive impact on science and society. FWL is an international forum for the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers; its aim is to promote exceptional ideas and to connect promising scientists and entrepreneurs from all fields on a global level. Participants get the opportunity to present their research work, business model, or initiative to peers, a high-caliber jury made up of experts from academia and business, and the general public.
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 10th, 2022. The competition will take place on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, Canada. The lab is open to everyone (no restrictions based on place of residency or nationality) or but note that you must travel to present in-person, so please apply only if you are able to travel to Halifax for the event on September 21st. The event will be conducted in English.
The winner will win a travel package to Berlin, Germany to present at the Falling Walls Lab Finale on November 7th among many other prizes. As part of our support for the lab, EURAXESS North America is offering a CAD $500 cash prize to support travel to the lab or institution of the winner's choice during their trip to Europe. We are also offering a high-quality one-on-one science communication training, which will consist of in-depth tailored support and feedback to the candidate, building confidence and competence in presenting their project/science and for their continuing career/personal/business development. They will be put in contact with the international trainer who will share a 60-minute recorded training and other resources to prepare for an individual coaching session of up to 90 minutes to be provided in English.
Read about the application process here.
You will be judged on three criteria:
- Breakthrough factor: How innovative is your proposed idea?
- Potential impact: How relevant is the idea to your discipline and beyond?
- Performance: How convincing is your presentation?
Note for EURAXESS members: If you apply, please send us an email to let us know and we can explore additional options to get visibility for your research, including sharing on our social media channels.