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Great British Bioscience Festival – call for exhibits

Great British Bioscience Festival – call for exhibits - 14 November 2013. BBSRC
Highlights from: 20 years of bioscience

As part of the 20th anniversary, BBSRC is asking its research community to suggest imaginative, engaging exhibits that highlight Great British Bioscience. Up to £10,000 BBSRC funding will be available to successful applicants to create each one.

A total of 10 to15 awards are available and the successful exhibits will be showcased in central London in November 2014 for a three day festival marking the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council's (BBSRC) 20th anniversary. The exhibits will also be shown in the local area of the host institution.

BBSRC's Head of Engagement, Dr Patrick Middleton said: "The Great British Bioscience Festival will highlight the best of world-leading bioscience. We're looking for high impact ideas that will inform, engage and entertain. In return, BBSRC will provide funding, specialised training and support to make it happen."

The Festival will provide exciting displays and activities to showcase BBSRC-funded science to a broad public audience. Researchers should therefore consider the potential for attention-grabbing elements, such as: citizen science activities, gamification, unique experiments, exclusive insights or results, visual displays, and new technologies.

Applications will be judged by an expert panel of academics, science communication professionals and experts in evaluation.

To find out more, visit: www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/2014/great-british-bioscience-festival.aspx

During the anniversary year BBSRC will be hosting a range of activities and events to highlight its commitment to maintaining the UK's position as world-leader in this exciting field, as well as training the next generations of scientists.

Many of the activities will build on BBSRC's existing public, industry and stakeholder engagement programmes but will be brought together with a common theme for 2014: '20 years of pioneering Great British bioscience'.

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