21 November 2011
By Emma Gillaspy
SET for BRITAIN aims to support early-stage and early-career researchers by enabling them to present and discuss their ground-breaking research to Parliament. Scientists can enter the competition by submitting a poster along with a poster abstract.
There is an overall prize as well as specific prizes for Biological and Biomedical Science; Physical Sciences (Chemistry and Physics); and Engineering. These will be awarded to the scientific posters presented in each discipline which best communicate high level science to the lay audience.
The best sixty posters will be exhibited in the House of Commons on Monday 12 March 2012 during National Science and Engineering Week and there is a top prize of £3000 to be won in each category.
This is an excellent opportunity for young researchers to make the importance of their research known to a wider audience.
The deadline for online submissions is 24 December 2011.
More information about the competition and how to submit a poster can be found on the SET for Britain website:
A previous participants said of the competition, ”Attending SET for BRITAIN gave me the opportunity to see some of the top research conducted in the UK. But also, it allowed me to speak about our research and listen to other perspectives. It is an experience to remember.”