Opportunities for researchers – British Science Festival 2023

by | Jan 11, 2023

We’ve got lots of opportunities for researchers to get involved in the British Science Festival 2023 which will be hosted by the University of Exeter from 7-10 September 2023. We welcome proposals from across the UK, from research that encompasses science in the broadest sense of the word. If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything don’t hesitate to get in touch. Please find more information about opportunities available below.

Award Lecture nominations – Are you, or do you know, an exceptional early career researcher?

Every year the British Science Association asks for applications for the seven Award Lectureships available to early career academics who are skilled at engaging people with their research. These Award Lectures aim to promote open and informed discussion of science and related disciplines. Awards are available in seven different areas:

  • Social sciences
  • Engineering, technology and industry
  • Environmental sciences
  • Agricultural, biological and medical sciences
  • Physical sciences and mathematics
  • Digital innovation
  • Science and the arts

The selected lecturers receive an all-expenses paid trip to the British Science Festival where they will present their lecture, as well as public speaking coaching and a £250 honorarium. There may also be other opportunities to present the Award Lecture at other science festivals in the UK.

The deadline for applications is 09.00 on 23 January 2023.

More information, including the application process can be found here: https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/award-lectures or you can contact Louise at louise.cooke@britishscienceassociation.org with any questions.

Open Call for proposals – Do you have an idea to engage public audiences with science and research?

We are now accepting event proposals for the British Science Festival 2023.

The Festival celebrates science in its broadest sense. They are looking for proposals from individuals, researchers, industry professionals, artists, writers, organisations, charities, academic institutions, and more.

Festival proposals should be aimed at non-specialist adults (16+) with a broad interest in science. They are looking for events that showcase cutting-edge science, celebrate the latest developments in science and technology and engage their audience in open discussion about relevant issues that affect culture and society. They aim to programme a range of formats from talks to drop-in activities and creative content that challenges perceptions of what science is and can be.

The deadline for proposals is 09.00 on 20 February 2023.

More information, including how to submit a proposal, can be found here: https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/open-call