Science figured out

09/06/2020 11:32

Did you know that nearly 10.000 junior researchers are conducting a doctoral study in Flanders at the moment? While these researches find their way to colleagues in the academia through scientific publications and conferences, only a small amount is brought under the attention of the general public. 

Thanks to a partnership with Scriptie vzw, organiser of the yearly PhD Cup, FWO gives his researchers the opportunity to enter the “Science figured out”-project. Through this project we want to teach you how to get non-experts excited about your research and help you to convey insights of the doctoral research you are (or have been) working on for years to the general public!

The participants will have their “PhD pitch” recorded and published online. Video recordings will take place three to four weeks after the workshop, allowing the selected researchers to develop and tweak their presentation.

Target group

  • FWO PhD-fellowships
  • FWO postdoctoral fellowships
  • Researchers employed on an FWO research project


VIDEO-COURSE + WORKSHOP  “Pitching your research” by The Floor is Yours

Date: 16 October 2020

Participants:12 researchers – divided in two groups
½ day workshop

THE RECORDINGS “Science figured out” by Slash 9

Date: 12 November 2020

Language: English or Dutch (as you prefer)
Duration: 1 ½ hour 

How to participate? 

Send an email with the following information to 

Last name


First name




Current position


FWO PhD Fellow/ FWO postdoctoral fellow/ PhD fellow

Strategic basic research/ researcher on an FWO research project (delete as appropriate)

Scientific domain



Research institution


Research topic (short description)



Add a one minute video (can be filmed with smartphone / webcam / …) with your motivation to enter the “Science figured out”-project.

Deadline: 15 September 2020


The selection will be made by an internal selection committee. 12 candidates will be invited for the workshop and 8 for the recordings in the second half of September.

More information

You can find the Wetenschap Uitgedokterd / Science Figured Out-platform here: 

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