Organiser: Faculty of Forest Sciences, SLU
Last signup date: 31 August 2020
What is Researcher´s Grand Prix and Science Slam?
Researchers' Grand Prix is a Swedish competition that has been run annually since 2012. It challenge researchers to present their research in an as captivating, inspiring and educational a way as possible – in just four minutes! A so called "Science Slam". Together, expert judges and the audience decide the winner.
A science slam is a scientific talk where scientists present their own scientific research work in a given time frame in front of a non-expert audience. The focus lies on teaching current science to a diverse audience in an entertaining way. The presentation is judged by the audience. A science slam is a form of science communication.
Why the Researchers' Grand Prix?
There are many situations when it is useful for researchers to know how to describe their research to in a simple way – when applying for funding, when working with journalists, when engaging with the public, or at the dinner table with family and friends. Researchers participating in the contest are given training in rhetoric and stage performance, both in groups and individually, which has been much appreciated by the participants.
The Researchers' Grand Prix is organised jointly by the Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science), the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas), the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working life and Welfare (Forte) and the Sweden's Innovation Agency, VINNOVA.