STEM for BRITAIN 2022 – poster competition for early-stage researchers – applications new open

by | Oct 5, 2021

Applications are now open for STEM for BRITAIN 2022. The closing date for applications is Monday 6 December 2021. The finals of the competition will be held in the Houses of Parliament on Monday 7 March 2022 (subject to COVID-19 restrictions).

STEM for BRITAIN is a poster competition for early-stage researchers which is held in the Houses of Parliament. Applications are invited in five subject categories: Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Physics, Engineering, Mathematical Sciences and Chemistry. Finalists will be invited to an event in the Houses of Parliament where they will present their poster to Parliamentarians and the subject judges.

Prizes will be awarded in each subject category to the individuals who, alongside presenting excellent science and engineering, communicate their research in a clear and engaging manner:

Gold – £1000
Silver – £750
Bronze -£500

All gold medal winners will also be judged for the Westminster Medal, awarded for the most excellent science communication.

In the Biological and Biomedical Sciences category, applicants are also invited to apply for the Physiological Society Prize and Nutritional Society Prize (£500 each).

This year all applicants will also have the opportunity to enter for ‘The Dyson Award for outstanding research towards a more sustainable future’ for which there will be Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes.

Competition process

Applications open – 13 September 2021 – 6 December 2021: Applicants are initially invited to apply by submitting an application form, abstract and reference in a nominated subject category.

Finalist Selection Process – January 2022: Judges review all submitted applications and select finalists in each subject category. Finalists will be notified by the end of January and are asked submit a poster and a video presentation 2 weeks ahead of the competition date.

STEM for BRITAIN 2021 Finals – 7 March 2022: Finalists present their poster to judges and parliamentarians in the Houses of Parliament. We encourage finalists to invite their local MPs to attend this event.