The Ministry of Education and Science informs that the British Council in cooperation with JSC Science Fund, with the support of Chevron, is holding the National Competition of Young Scientists in the format of the international competition FameLab. This competition is one of the largest contests of scientific communication and is held in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.

The purpose of the competition is to identify bright and talented young scientists and develop their skills of scientific communication so that they can share their scientific interests with the public in English. Also, the goal of the competition is to popularize science among young people around the world.

In the first stage of the contest, 10 finalists will be selected in Kazakhstan. Each finalist of FameLab will receive a guaranteed prize in the form of a master class on communication skills and performances in Astana from one of the world's leading specialists in communications. During the master class, they will learn why it is important to interact with the public, get the invaluable skills in presentation and work with the media, and will have the opportunity to establish contacts with scientists from different research directions.

The winner of the national contest will visit the traditional scientific festival in Cheltenham (Great Britain) and take part in the international final of FameLab in the summer of 2018.

Any person at the ages from 21 to 40, working or studying in the field of technology, engineering, medicine, biology, chemistry, physics or mathematics can take part in the competition. To participate in the competition, it is necessary to make an online-application, which will be available on the British Council website until December 17, 2017.

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