“Young Researchers Improving Lives Competition
Glasgow City of Science, in partnership with the Glasgow Science Festival, is launching a new competition for early career researchers working in industry and academia in the West of Scotland. Entrants will showcase their research emphasising how it impacts on improving lives across Scotland and beyond. There will two prizes of £500 – one for PhD students/first post docs based in academia and the other for early career researchers from companies with a West of Scotland base. All candidates should have no more than 5 years research experience.
Entrants will be asked to submit a 100 word outline of their research, written in layman’s language, explaining “how it will improve lives”. They should also include one image relevant to their research and a personal photograph. A selection panel will short list 5 entrants in each category and winners will be chosen by panels of P6 and P7 children in schools across Glasgow.
Entry forms are now available on the websites of Glasgow City of Science www.glasgowcityofscience.com and Glasgow Science Festival www.glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk. The closing date for entries is May 2, 2011.”