The popular EURAXESS Science Slam 2015 has officially kicked off in six regions across the globe. The annual science communication competition takes place this in ASEAN, Brazil, China, India, Japan, and North America. The lucky winners will travel to Europe for the unique chance to network with research peers at one of Europe’s top research institutes.EURAXESS Links ASEAN and its national partners, including RISTEKDIKTI in Indonesia,are organising qualifying events in THAILAND, INDONESIA, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, and VIETNAM.The winner of each national qualifying event will compete for the title of EURAXESS Science Slam ASEAN winner 2015 at the live finals in Bangkok, Thailand on 3 November 2015.
WHAT IS THE SCIENCE SLAM?
The Science Slam offers a platform for young research talent to showcase their work outside of the formal constraints of a research lab or class room. Each slammer will be judged on the basis of his/her ability to capture the audiences’ attention with a precise, accessible and original introduction to their research topic.
What is the most creative way that you can think of to get anyone and everyone interested in your research project? Come and take up the challenge at the RISTEKDIKTI – EURAXESS Science Slam! In this presentation challenge, anything and everything goes! From live experiments to colorful props, you can use anything to share your research with your audience in an entertaining way!
The competition is open to Indonesian students and researchers from any academic discipline, including the social sciences and humanities, and who are based in Indonesia. Contenders must be Masters or PhD students, with on-going research activities, or full time researchers.
The submission process for the RISTEKDIKTI – EURAXESS Science Slamis open until October 5, 2015.
What you need to do to join the competition:
- Be creative and develop an original idea to present your research project to the world: Tap dancing, singing, old-school presentation, scientific equipment – all is allowed.
- Make a 3-minute video of your presentation in English.
- Submit your video to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The winner of the RISTEK-DIKTI-EURAXESS Science Slamnational competition will compete for the title of the EURAXESS Science Slam ASEAN winner 2015 at the live finals in Bangkok, Thailand on 3 November 2015. Your flight and accommodation expenses will be fully covered.
The winner of the EURAXESS Science Slam ASEAN 2015 will be awarded a round trip to Europe where he or she will attend a scientific meeting along with the winners of the other EURAXESS Science Slams held in North America, Japan, India, China and Brazil.
He/She will also have the opportunity to travel to a European research institution of his/her choice!