Fresh Science is a national competition helping early-career researchers find, and then share, their stories of discovery.
The program takes up-and-coming researchers with no media experience and turns them into spokespeople for science, giving them a taste of life in the limelight, with a day of media training and a public event in their home state.
The competition is seeking:
- Early-career researchers. Age per se is not a criterion, but you must have completed your PhD (if you have one) no more than five years ago. If you’re earlier in your career, that’s fine.
- Researchers currently working in Australia and preferably for work done in Australia.
- Research which has produced peer-reviewed results i.e. a discovery, invention, patent etc.
- Research which is currently being undertaken, or has been published/concluded since January 2018.
- Research that is newsworthy but has not had significant media coverage.
- Researchers who can demonstrate, through the nomination form, some ability to present their research to a lay audience in a clear, interesting and informative way.
Your research must be cleared for public and media presentation. You may need to consult with your collaborators and commercial partners before nominating.
You may represent a research team if you have played a substantial role in the research and can act and be named as spokesperson. Only one member of any particular research team will be invited to participate in Fresh Science.
Applications are submitted directly to the Sponsor by 14 August 2019
If you decide to nominate, please contact DVCR Schemes.
Prior to submission please ensure that your University of Adelaide Researcher Profile page is up to date.