What is it?

Instead of continually trying to explain your PhD to others through words, the Dance Your PhD competition is your chance to express your PhD in the form of interpretive dance, with no words (or slides) required!

“There’s really nothing embarrassing about it. You’re a scientist. With your superpowers comes the responsibility to communicate the thrill of science to the public. Yes, sometimes in dance form. So dance like you mean it.”
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The overall competition winner will receive a cash prize of $1000 and recognition from Science for their effort. Find out more about the Dance Your PhD competition in the Science announcement.

We were delighted last year to see the submission of Dr Deepti Mathur, an EACR Young Investigator Member from Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York, USA, reach the finals of the 2017 competition. Watch her submission “A Story of Tumor Suppression” here:

Who is it for?

Anyone who has obtained a science-related PhD or is currently studying towards one is eligible to apply!

“I’m not a scientist anymore – We still love you. If you completed a science-related Ph.D. sometime in your distant past, you’re in.”  – Dance Your PhD FAQs

How do I enter?

  1. Create a dance that represents your PhD thesis
  2. Post a video of the dance on YouTube
  3. Submit your video via the website before 14 January 2019