iMed.ULisboa encourages public engagement on the research that we do. Several activities provide a range of opportunities for our scientists to commit to public engagement.
- L’Oreal Medal of Honor for Women in Science
Open to female scientists in the Portugal who hold a PhD awarded within the last 10 years, the L’Oreal Medal of Honor for Women in Science are organised in partnership with the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) and UNESCO. Three Fellowships of 20 k€ each are awarded each year, designed to celebrate and support the contribution of Portuguese women researchers in the life- and physical sciences.
Two female scientists at iMed.Ulisboa have been awarded the L’Oreal Medal of Honor for Women in Science, in 2008 and 2011.
- International FameLab
FameLab is an international competition to find the best new talent in science communication. FameLab is designed to inspire and motivate young scientists to actively engage with the public and stakeholders. In Portugal, FameLab is supported by Ciência Viva. A young scientist at iMed.ULisboa was at the 2013 National FameLab final.
- European Researchers’ Night
Takes place every year on a single September night in about 300 cities all over Europe. Whether with family, school, friends or on your own, you will find yourself exploring science in new engaging ways.