Exhibition of Posters by early-career research scientists, engineers and mathematicians.


STEM for BRITAIN 2024 – How to Apply



The closing date for applications was Monday 27th November 2023.

The finals of the competition will be held in the Houses of Parliament on Monday 4th March 2024.

STEM for BRITAIN is a poster competition for early-stage researchers which is held in the Houses of Parliament. Applications are invited in five subject categories: Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Physics, Engineering, Mathematical Sciences and Chemistry. Finalists will be invited to an event in the Houses of Parliament where they will present their poster to Parliamentarians and the subject judges.

Prizes will be awarded in each subject category to the individuals who, alongside presenting excellent science and engineering, communicate their research in a clear and engaging manner:

Gold – £1000
Silver – £750
Bronze -£500

All gold medal winners will also be judged for the Westminster Medal, awarded for the most excellent science communication.

In the Biological and Biomedical Sciences category, applicants are also invited to apply for the Physiological Society Prize and Nutritional Society Prize (£500 each).

This year all applicants will also have the opportunity to enter for ‘The Dyson Award for outstanding research towards a more sustainable future’

Competition process

Applications open – 18th September 2023 – 27th November 2023

Applicants are initially invited to apply by submitting an application form, abstract and reference in a nominated subject category.

Finalist Selection Process – November 2023 / January 2024

Judges review all submitted applications and select finalists in each subject category. Finalists will be notified by the end of January and are asked submit a poster 2 weeks ahead of the competition date.

STEM for BRITAIN 2021 Finals – 4 March 2024

Finalists present their poster to judges and parliamentarians in the Houses of Parliament. We encourage finalists to invite their local MPs to attend this event.

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