Science Slam



Science Slam

FEPSAC invites all researchers attending the FEPSAC Congress to submit their scientific work for the 2019 FEPSAC Science Slam. This format offers an informative, creative and fun, scientific way to present your original research. The science slam is a special form of oral presentation aimed at reaching a broad audience. An award will be handed out to the winner of the Science Slam. For the 15th Congress in 2019, FEPSAC encourages researchers of all ages and nationalities to apply.
An important note: the Science slam is not only open for Congress attendees but will also be open for the public. Make sure you don’t miss these unique and informative presentations!

For any questions related to the Science Slam, please contact Dr. Andrea Petroczi ( and Dr. Till Utesch (, please adress both in your email.



We would like to thank our four finalists of the Science Slam contest:

  • Vanessa Wergin
  • Nadja Walter
  • Muhammet Cihat Ciftci
  • Xander Hodge

We especially want to congratulate Vanessa Wergin with winning the overall contest!

Eligibility criteria

All required documents* need to be uploaded by the abstract submission deadline, January 15, 2019 (23:59 CET, Berlin).
Researchers from all nationalities, ages, academic year, and institutions are welcome to apply with their own work.

  • Eligible participants are required to submit three things: a short paper*; a short video**; and an obligatory 250 words abstract. More information regarding the short paper and video format requirements can be found below.
  • Short papers* will be evaluated and a limited number of submissions (up to 5) will be selected as finalists for the 2019 FEPSAC Science Slam presentation session. Candidates will be presenting followed by questions from our highly esteemed jury.
  • Participants may submit a candidature regardless of whether their presentation is part of a symposium. Submissions that are part of a symposium will be presented in their respective symposium regardless of selection for the FEPSAC Science Slam session.


*Short paper format requirements:
  • Eligible participants are required to submit (in addition to the video and 250 words abstract) a 1.000-1.200 words short paper by January 15, 2019 via the regular abstract submission platform.
  • All short papers must be formatted in a Word document (*.docx), Times New Roman 12, double-spaced, with page numbers on the top right-hand side.
  • The short papers must include and clearly identify all the following 4 sections: Introduction (including a brief Review of Literature), Method, Results, and Discussion.
  • Short papers’ length cannot exceed 1.200 words.
  • Do not include your name or any identifiable information on the document (blind review).
  • All in-text citations and references must be formatted according to the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition. The list of references does not count toward the word limit.
  • The short paper has to have a link to the video at the very end of the document.


** Video format requirements:
  • Eligible participants are required to record a 3-minute short video in order to apply for the Science Slam.
  • All videos must be uploaded via YouTube, Vimeo or similar platforms and the link to the video has to be integrated at the end of the short paper.
  • The content of the video must convince our judges why your research should be selected for the finals.
  • Authors must agree that the video might be presented on the FEPSAC homepage and/or at the Congress. Videos will always be credited to the author.

Policies and restrictions

  • Each applicant can only submit one entry.
  • Applicants must submit a regular abstract for the Congress and must then submit an application for the Award in the appropriate section. (Therefore, candidates will submit their work in two different sections of the abstract submission platform).
  • Topics should be relevant to the themes of topics/themes of the Congress.
  • Applicants should be the first author in the submission.
  • Selected candidates are expected to attend the Award Ceremony (scheduled during the Congress Closing Ceremony on Friday, 19 July 2019).
  • Late and/or incomplete entries for the Award will not be accepted.
  • All submissions will be blind-reviewed by the Congress reviewing Committee. Upon acceptance to the Congress, applications will then be transferred to the Award Evaluation Committee who will blind-review the abstracts, videos and short papers.

Evaluation criteria

The evaluation will be based on the quality of the abstract, the short paper, the video, the presentation, the presentation skills and defense, and the overall impression.