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Enter the ‘Dance your PhD’ competition

20 December 2022

‘So what’s your dissertation about?’ As a PhD candidate or young researcher, you probably can’t answer this in words of one syllable. Isn’t it time for a more creative alternative? So take a quick stretch and explain your research through interpretative dance in ‘Dance your PhD’!

This is the 15th time that Science journal and the American Association for the Advancement of Science are holding this competition. Winners receive a cash prize and eternal ‘geek fame’ on the internet.

How to enter:

  1. Turn your PhD thesis into a dance.
  2. Post a video of your dance on YouTube or TikTok.
  3. Send the link by 27 January 2023 through this web form.

The organisers will classify the entries into one of four categories: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Social Sciences. For the official rules see the Science website.

Need some inspiration? Watch the winning dance from last year.

We want to see your dance!

Are you entering the competition and would you like us to share your video? Send the link to nieuws@leidenuniv.nl or tag @universiteitleiden on social media.

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