Early-career poster competition is open for applications

30 October 2017

A poster competition for early-career researchers held annually in parliament, STEM for Britain, is now open for applications.

A poster competition for early-career researchers held annually in parliament, STEM for Britain, is now open for applications.

The aim of the competition is to encourage, support and promote the UK’s early-stage and early-career research scientists and to foster communication between early-career scientists and MPs and peers. Prizes will be awarded for the posters presented in each discipline that show the best research work and that best communicate high level science, engineering or mathematics to a lay audience.

Final judging takes place on 12 March 2018 in Portcullis House, Westminster, where finalists will present their posters in one of five categories including physics, mathematics and engineering. There will be a Gold Prize of £2,000 for the best physics entry, and an overall prize, the Westminster Medal.

Applicants must be researchers working in the UK who are in the early stage of their career – including MSc andPhD students, postdocs and recently appointed lecturers, but not undergraduates. Returners and those starting a second career, regardless of age, are welcome to apply. The deadline for applications is 4 December at 5pm. For more information and to apply, visit the STEM for Britain website.