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Welcome to our February newsletter

Here you will find some upcoming deadlines from our Euraxess UK portal, details about a workshop in Jordan and some FameLab case study articles featuring women in STEM to mark this year's #WomenInScienceDay.

Upcoming Deadlines

16 March 2020: apply for a CRUK City of London Centre RadNet four-year PhD studentship, starting September 2020. Outstanding applicants with a scientific background and an interest in radiation biology, cancer or radiotherapy are invited to apply.

29 February 2020: Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics is currently offering funding for a three-year PhD scholarship, starting in October 2020, for those interested in quantum control.

UK-Jordan International research workshop
UK-Jordan International research workshop

Open to UK and Jordanian resident researchers, this workshop's focus is: "Shifting the Energy Efficiency to a New Level in Jordan: Integrating Ambient Intelligence and Big Data in the Built Environment".  It will take place at Philadelphia University, Amman, Jordan from 13 - 16 April 2020.

FameLab 2020

Want to improve your communication skills?  Keen to talk about your research in front of a public audience?  Ready to join a global network of science communicators and win a trip to the Cheltenham Science Festival?

Find out if your country is participating in FameLab 2020 and learn how you can get involved.

Applications from UK participants are being accepted until 28 February 2020.

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FameLab case study: Ivayla Sopotenska

Meet food engineer, Ivayla Sopotenska, finalist for FameLab Bulgaria in 2014 and 2016. We find out how FameLab has made a positive influence on how Ivayla communicates about science and learn about the doors the competition has opened for her.

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FameLab case study: Nural Cokcetin

Microbiologist Nural Cokcetin won the Australia heat in 2017 with her research into the medicinal properties of honey. Now a lead researcher at the University of Sydney, she tells us how she has become the go-to media expert on honey research.

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FameLab case study: Dina El-Zohiry

Passionate about both science and the stage, Dina found the perfect platform for speaking about bionics in an engaging way. This led Dina to win the 2016 Egypt competition. Dina discusses the challenges of engaging in science communication and how she overcame these in this case study.

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