Are you eligible to enter FameLab?

Entrants must be of Thai nationality, who are 18 years old or older (by 4 May 2019), studying or working in science, engineering, technology, medicine or mathematics (STEM).

We welcome: We cannot accept:
Lecturers in STEM subjects, including specialist science teachers with a science degree Press or PR officers, even for science-related organisations
Researchers who use existing research or meta-studies – they don’t have to get their hands dirty Artists who work on science-related themes
People who work on applying STEM – for example, patent clerks, statisticians, computer technicians, consultants to industry Performers whose shows are about science or engineering
University students of STEM subjects Science centre staff who work exclusively or mainly with the public
People who apply STEM in the armed forces or government bodies Journalists and broadcasters (as their main or only job)
People who apply STEM in industry or business Non-specialist school teachers

Competition format

1. Join our roadshows (optional): Learn more about FameLab in one of our roadshows. Gain useful tips from our FameLabbers before the audition.

Date & Time Venue Activity Register
29 Jan 2019, 10.00 - 11.00 hrs NSTDA FameLab Roadshow Click here
12 Feb 2019, 18.00 - 20.00 hrs British Council (Siam Square) Hall of FameLab Thailand Click here

2. Enter FameLab via video audition: Submit your three minutes talk in science through a video entry by 22 March 2019. Read competition requirements and tips here

The announcement of shortlisted candidates will be made on 26 March 2019

3. Compete in Regional Heat: Shortlisted applicants will be invited to compete in the Regional Heats in front of judges and the public. 10 finalists will be selected to attend the Masterclass. 

Location Date Venue
Chiang Mai 30 March 2019 Holiday Inn Chiang Mai Hotel
Khon Kaen 31 March 2019 Khon Kaen University
Bangkok 6 - 7 April 2019 Chulalongkorn University

4. Attend a two-day Masterclass: Saturday & Sunday 20 - 21 April 2019 in Bangkok. 10 finalists will attend the Masterclass to gain invaluable skills from our UK expert trainer, make new friends and expand their network. 

5. FameLab Thailand Final Competition: Saturday 11 May 2019 in Bangkok. Face the live crowd, put your trained skills in action and win prizes. FameLab Thailand 2019 winner will be selected to compete in the International FameLab Competition in the UK. 

6. International FameLab competition: 2 - 8 June 2019 at Cheltenham Science Festival, UK. Visit the origin of FameLab, see world-leading experts talk, meet fellow FameLabbers from across the world, and gain experience on a global stage.

FameLab 2019 Prizes

Rank Prize
FameLab Thailand Winner
  • Flight ticket and accommodation to the UK to join FameLab International round
  • Scholarship for Science Communications Purpose
  • Euraxess Prize (600 EUR) to visit a research lab of choice anywhere in the European Union
  • Trophy
First runner-up
  • Scholarship for Science Communications Purpose
  • Trophy
Second runner-up
  • Scholarship for Science Communications Purpose
  • Trophy
People's Choice Award (Popular votes through Facebook)
  • DJI Equipment
  • Trophy