Dance your Ph.D. 2017

Announcing the 2017 ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ contest!

Do you wish that more people understood your Ph.D. project? It doesn’t matter if you’re doing that research right now, or you did it years ago: It doesn’t get any easier to explain—unless you dance it out.

That’s right. It’s the annual Dance Your Ph.D. contest, sponsored by Science and AAAS. And this year marks our 10th anniversary of challenging scientists around the world to turn their esoteric Ph.D. research into dance videos that delight and inform the public.

Any style of dance is welcome as long as you, the Ph.D. researcher, are part of the dance. The final product should be not only fun to watch, but helpful for others to gain an understanding of your scientific research. If you can pull that off, you can win a portion of the $2500 cash prize.

The deadline for submissions is 29 September. To enter the contest, and to see examples of past winners for inspiration, visit the contest homepage.