Have you got some interesting research results, a discovery or invention, still early-career and curious about how much publicity to get for it? Consider nominating for Fresh Science. Fresh Science is a national competition that finds researchers with discoveries, helps them find the key, compelling ‘story’ in their research and then puts them in the spotlight, showcasing them to the public and the media.
- Early-career researchers. Age per se is not a criterion.
- You must have completed your PhD (if you have one) no more than five years ago. If you’re earlier in your career, that’s fine.
- Researchers currently working in Australia and preferably for work done in Australia.
- Priority will be given to research which has produced peer-reviewed results i.e you have a discovery, invention, patent etc.
- Research that is newsworthy but has not had significant media coverage.
- Researchers who can demonstrate, through the nomination form, some ability to present their research to a lay audience in a clear, interesting and informative way.
- Your research must be cleared for public and media presentation. You may need to consult with your collaborators and commercial partners before nominating.
- You may represent a research team if you have played a substantial role in the research and can act and be named as spokesperson. Only one member of any particular research team will be invited to participate in Fresh Science.
If selected, you will take part in:
- A one-day media and communication training course with practice interviews;
- An evening event where you get to practice presenting your results in an understandable and fun way;
- In some states, schools forum will be held where you will present for five minutes and take questions.
- As part of Fresh Science a short, media-ready profile on you will be written and published.
- We will select one story per state to be written up as a press release and sent out to the media.