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Nano Ambassadors

What is the Nano Ambassador Programme?

Our researchers regularly visit schools and universities as part of the Nano Ambassadors Programme, to inform and enthuse students about nanotechnology and its prospects. These visits can be upto half a day long and can include accessible talks about latest research in nanoscience, as well as a discussion and practical advice about careers in nanoscience. These visits are fully funded by the NanoDTC and its supporting organisations.

Please contact if you are interested in inviting a nano ambassador to visit to your school or university.

Becoming a Nano Ambassador

All Nano Ambassadors are pre-doctoral researchers working on different areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Until recently all Nano Ambassadors were students or associates of the NanoDTC, but we have now opened up the Nano Ambassadors programme for nanoscience students across UK universities. If you are interested in becoming a Nano Ambassador, please send us your application by 17 June 2019. See below for details

All Nano Ambassadors will be invited to attend a fully funded 2-day training workshop in Cambridge on 4 - 5 Sept 2019, with strong emphasis on public speaking, outreach and broader communication skills.

The Nano Ambassadors will also have an opportunity to form a strong ‘ground-up’ network of pre-doctoral nano researchers in the UK and will have an excellent platform to share their work with their peers which will help build new research collaborations.

The Nano Ambassadors programme is organized by the EPSRC CDT in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Cambridge, and is supported by the Henry Royce Institute.

How to apply

1. Complete this form and upload it here by 17 June 2019.

2. Record a 30s video introducing yourself and saying why you are interested in the Nano Ambassador Programme, and also upload it here by 17 June 2019.

Please make sure both your uploaded files include your first name AND surname in the file name

Making a video of yourself with a smartphone would be the simplest option, and there are many 'how-to' guides available on the internet for this.

If you don't  want to make a video featuring yourself for whatever reason, you can use other imagery to go with what you are saying. For some creative inspiration, see . Please note that each of these videos took several hours to make and involved experienced artists and filming/editing experts - we are not expecting you to produce something of a similar level!

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