Calls for proposals

Call to participate in the 2020 Science Fair: submit your project(s) for consideration before May 15, 2020

From March 15, 2020 to May 15, 2020

Over 50,000 participants attended the 2019 Science Fair. More than a hundred research institutions and laboratories, universities and grandes écoles presented their projects, opening up science and experimentation to a wider audience. In 2020, why not you?

The first Science Fair was initiated by Hubert Curien in 1991 and organized by the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation. It hosts thousands of original and inclusive events in France and abroad for people of all ages and backgrounds.

The 29th Science Fair will be held from October 2 to 12, 2020 and its nation-wide theme will be “What is the relationship between humans and nature?”.

This theme will be explored through the eyes of several disciplines:

  • BIODIVERSITY: How can mankind help preserve biodiversity?
  • ENERGY: Is the way we use resources endangering the planet?
  • SPACE: Can we leave our planet and find another place to live in the Universe?
  • HEALTH: Does globalization increase the spread of disease? What new treatments does nature have to offer?
  • INNOVATION: What can we learn from nature when it comes to inventing and creating new solutions (bio-mimicry)?
  • ECONOMICS: Can we use ecology to rethink the economy?
  • LAW: Does nature have a place in our laws?
  • ANTHROPOLOGY: How do different cultures and human societies view nature?


All researchers, doctoral students, engineers, laboratory technicians, facilitators, mediators, librarians and professors are invited to answer the call for participation before May 15, 2020.

It is an opportunity to share your passion for science with the general public, to showcase the techniques and innovations of modern-day research, or even offer tours of laboratories, as well as natural and industrial sites.

In a world where false information spreads faster than ever, this is also an opportunity to raise public awareness of science and its current issues.

This event offers a wide range of activities, for all audiences, designed to bring science to life in a fun and festive way: experiments, lectures, festivals, tours of laboratories, fab labs, natural and industrial sites, science cafés, live shows, etc.