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May 18, 2020

Update: German-American Science Slam

*** This science slam has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be updating this page with further information as it becomes available. ***


Fulbright Germany is hosting a German-American Science Slam in Köln (Cologne), Germany, on Monday evening, May 18, 2020.

Participants of the first Science Slam in Berlin - Photo Credit: Karo Krämer

What is a German-American Science Slam?

It is a fun event with a succession of rapid-fire presentations featuring original research results by scientists in German or in English – on stage in front of a live audience. It is a chance to let personality shine in a 10-minute performance. Slammers deliver an exciting and approachable version of otherwise complex research. And they compete for the hearts and minds of the audience, whose applause determines the winner! You can learn more about last year’s slam here.

For the slam, we are looking for six scientists – three each from Germany and the United States – to share their passion for science with a broad and intercultural audience during this unconventional and enjoyable evening event.


The slam offers participants an audience for their research and exposure to others’ cutting-edge science. It offers the opportunity to network with colleagues from other scientific fields and countries. Furthermore:

  • Applicants selected to participate in the slam will be provided round-trip travel (within Germany) and accommodation in Köln (May 16-19, 2020).
  • Participants will receive personal coaching on presentation skills with experienced science slam show producers of policult.
The audience goes wild for research! - Photo Credit: Karo Krämer


The application is open to scientists and researchers from Germany and the United States from all academic fields (humanities, social science, natural sciences, or applied sciences). We welcome presentations of original research from all academic disciplines – from Anthropology to Zoology.

Applicants must have German and/or U.S. citizenship.


  • Applicants must present their own research results in their area of expertise.
  • We are seeking candidates with outgoing/energetic personalities who enjoy sharing their passion for science with the general public.
  • To take part in coaching sessions and rehearsals prior to the slam, applicants should be able to arrive in Köln on Saturday, May 16 and stay until Tuesday, May 19, 2020.


The application deadline for the German-American Science Slam in Cologne has expired. More information about the slam will be available on this website soon.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Charlotte Koyro,

Fulbright Commission
Lützowufer 26
10787 Berlin

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