Register for the FameLab heats

Passionate about science? Register for FameLab online with a video presentation and join one of the regional heats in April

To register online, candidates need to submit a 3-minute video presentation on a science topic of their choice. The jury then selects participants who will get into the regional heats.

See the regional heats and deadlines for submitting video presentations below. 

Regional heat location Regional heat date Online registration deadline
Bucharest (University of Buhcarest) 11 April 9 April
Bucharest (Politehnica University) 11 April 9 April
Bucharest (event in partnership with the Scientific Organization for Medical Students-SOMS)- British Council Romania (14 Calea Dorobantilor) - event dedicated to the presentations on medical topics 15 April 13 April
Bucharest (Institute of Space Science, Măgurele) 10 April 8 April
Cluj-Napoca (Babeș-Bolyai University) 12 April 10 April
Iași (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University) 5 April 3 April
Sibiu (Lucian Blaga University) 10 April 8 April
Târgu Mureș (UMFST) 5 April 3 April
Timișoara (Universitatea Politehnica) 12 April 10 April

Video entry instructions


  • Videos should be up to 3 minutes long (content will not be judged after this time limit)
  • Contain no editing or special effects
  • Have no background music (unless this is what you are talking about)
  • Not involve other people or excessive props (follow the guideline for the live heats which is 'a prop you can carry on stage').

We are not assessing video/filming quality. We simply need to be able to clearly hear and see you, so there is no problem submitting entries filmed on a smartphone.


  • Upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo or another video hosting site and copy the link. Please note: you do not have to list the video as 'public'. Upload it as 'unlisted' if you prefer
  • Fill out the registration form and paste the link to your video in the relevant field. 

Next steps?

Successful candidates will be invited to a two-day Communication Masterclass that will help them develop key media and presentation skills. 

Communication Masterclass

The masterclass will be led by a UK trainer and it will take place in Bucharest,  on 20 and 21 April 2019.

National final

All finalists who complete the masterclass will take part in the FameLab national final  on 20 May, in Bucharest. 

International final

The national winner will represent Romania at FameLab International in the UK. The international final will take place during the Cheltenham Science Festival between 4 and 9 June 2019.

Please be aware that even if presentations from the heats and national final will be in Romanian, the winner will need to present in English at the International Final.