Deadline: 20 October 2014
Open to: China-based researchers of all nationalities, of all scientific disciplines from all levels from PhD. students onwards
Prize: all-inclusive round-trip to Europe
A science slam is a scientific talk where researchers compete to present their work in front of a non-expert audience. The slam is a way to show the engaging and fascinating side of research to the wider public. The EURAXESS Science Slam 2014 will take place on 6th November 2014 in Beijing. Five researchers will compete for the main prize; the audience will decide who the best is. The winner will go to Europe for science communication training and field visits.
All you need to do is to find a creative way of presenting your research to the public, and send a short video about it.
The competition is open to researchers of all nationalities, of all scientific disciplines from all levels from PhD. students onwards (PhD. students, postdocs, associate professors, professors, etc.). The candidates must be active as a PhD. student/researcher at a recognised university or research institute / centre from public or private sector in the People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau).
To enter the competition participants must be willing and able to participate in the final EURAXESS Links China science slam that will be held in Beijing on 6 November 2014. Economy return flights (1 ticket per person) and hotel accommodation (2 nights) will be booked and paid for by EURAXESS Links China for the finalists not resident in Beijing.
The main prize is a free round-trip to Europe (Bonn, Germany) in the Spring of 2015. In Europe, the winner will be invited to participate in a science communication workshop on “Graphic Facilitation”. Also, EURAXESS Links will assist in arranging a meeting at one research organisation/institution of the winner’s choice within the European Research Area.
The prize will cover:
- The economy round-trip flight from the city the winner is based in during the time in question to Europe to attend the science communication workshop as arranged by EURAXESS Links.
- The costs for the winner’s participation in the science communication workshop.
- The costs for accommodation (4 nights in a hotel) and food during the stay in Bonn, Germany, where the workshop will take place.
- The costs for the travels (bus, train or flight ticket) to the meeting with a research organisation of the winner’s choice within the European Research Area (incl. accommodation for up to 2 nights in the respective city).
Application deadline is 20 October 2014.
Sign up online HERE, make a maximum 6-minute video of yourself presenting your research in a creative, original way, in English and share it.
For more information visit the official website HERE.