Lowlands Science is looking for researchers: do your research at a festival

Will you follow in the footsteps of Billie Eilish, Stromae, Florence and the Machine, Gorillaz and other Lowlands big names this year? The festival is looking for scientists to share their research with the general public. You can apply to do research at Lowlands Science from now on. This is how Radboud University can help you.

Lowlands 2024 will take place from Friday 16 August to 18 August. Do you have an interesting idea for a research project that you want to carry out at Lowlands Science? Radboud University's Science Communication is happy to help. We will guide you in preparing a pitch and proposal, so that you make a good impression on the organisation. Contact us at media [at] ru.nl (media[at]ru[dot]nl) or call us on 024-361 6000. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, or just want to discuss something. 

Your idea needs to be submitted to Lowlands Science by March 31 at the latest. If you're looking for input on your pitch, make sure to contact us by the middle of March so that we have enough time to help you. 

What is Lowlands Science?

At the Lowlands Science Lab, festival visitors voluntarily take part in experiments to help advance science. Taking part as a researcher gives you the chance to collect a lot of valuable data. Furthermore, it is a great opportunity to bring your project to the attention of thousands of people as well as the national media. 

Numerous universities, universities of applied science, hospitals and other institutions have already conducted research at Lowlands in recent years. For example, research relating to topics like sustainable eating behaviour, pain stimuli, language development and agility when drunk. Visit the Lowlands Science site (in Dutch) for an overview of previous research projects. 


Lowlands Science is organised by Lowlands, The National Science Agenda (NWA), New Scientist and campaign agency BKB. Don't need help? Then apply directly via the Lowlands Science site. Please remember the following criteria

  • The research project must be socially relevant and of interest to the Lowlands audience.
  • Lowlands visitors should be able to take part in the research, be the subject of the research, or learn something from it. Research projects that only use questionnaires are not interesting to visitors.
  • The project should take the environmental conditions of a festival site into account, including vibrations, loud sounds, music, and alcohol consumption. Therefore, research projects that require a soundproof room are not feasible.
  • The project should be described in maximum 1,500 words.
  • The application should include a floor plan of the required space/physical design, including dimensions.