Looking for fresh, young researchers with a story to tell

Fresh Science

Fresh Science 2015

We’re looking for the best and brightest early-career researchers who have made a peer-reviewed discovery and received little or no media attention.

Fresh Science is a national competition that selects researchers with research results, an invention, or a discovery, trains them in how to tell their story, and helps them share their findings with the media and the public.

We’re looking for:

  • early-career researchers (from honours students to no more than five years post-PhD)
  • a peer-reviewed discovery that has had little or no media coverage
  • some ability to present your ideas in everyday English (something we can build on).

Successful applicants will participate in Fresh Science 2015. First, a day of media and communication training, learning how to find the key, compelling story in their research, and how to tell that story. Then, in the following pub night, they’ll face the challenge of explaining their research. We’ll also publish short profiles on each Freshie, and we’ll pitch the best story in each state to the media.

Nominations are now open and close 1 July.

Fresh Science Victoria will be at Melbourne Museum on 28/29 July and is supported by Biomedical Research Victoria and the Victorian government. Then, over the following months we’ll be in:

  • Perth – hosted by the West Australian Museum and supported by the five universities; Curtin, UWA, Murdoch, Edith Cowan and Notre Dame
  • Townsville – hosted by James Cook University and supported by the Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • Brisbane and Sydney – stay tuned for more information
  • And we’re still working on Adelaide and the NT.

Read more, see the current schedule, and nominate online at freshscience.org.au

Please circulate this information to anyone who you think would fit the criteria.

Any questions? Contact Errol Hunt on (03) 9398 1416 or errol@scienceinpublic.com.au.