This is open to all EPSRC-supported researchers and EPSRC-supported doctoral students. The scheme aims to capture the breadth of EPSRC’s portfolio, with applicants sharing their research through pictures. Prizes are available in a range of categories, with the overall winner of the competition awarded £500 worth of camera/photography equipment, along with prizes for runners up in each category. Closing Date: 6th December 2017. See: www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/events/photocomp2017/ .
The BBSRC have a new project called ‘View from the Lab’. They are looking for very short submissions which capture the day in the life of a scientist. If you would like to get involved, all you have to do is take a picture and tell them a little bit about yourself (just a paragraph or two). This is a great opportunity to put your communication skills into action, and gives you the chance to practice explaining what you do to a lay audience.
Here is what you do:
- Take a picture. It could be the view from your window or from your desk/bench, and it doesn’t have to be an actual lab if you’re a scientist who does field work or sits in front of a computer. The only guideline is for the photo to be of your view, not you. If you can capture something cool and exciting in your view (such as a piece of equipment used in your research) then even better.
- Tell us about yourself and the picture. Send us your name, email address, country, job title and…
What do you do? Explain in one paragraph, and for a lay audience, what your job entails. Make sure you explain any terms that non-scientists might not understand.
What can I see in the picture you sent? Describe your view in one paragraph
When I’m not doing science, I… Tell us a bit more about yourself in one paragraph
Send your entries to Anisha Chandar – Anisha.Chandar@bbsrc.ac.uk