Ready for the spotlight? Annual doctorate in science. dance competition is now open | Science

Can you outrun the frolicking yeast cells? He was the last winner of Science‘s Dance Your Ph.D. competition and we are delighted to announce that the latest edition, our 15th, is open for entries.

As always, we challenge scientists to explain their research obsession with fancy footwork, but no PowerPoint slides or jargon. It doesn’t matter if you are starting your PhD or completed it decades ago; you just need imagination and the ability to keep a rhythm.

This year, category winners – Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Social Sciences – can take home $750 and the best dance will take home ultimate glory and an additional $2,000, all thanks to our contest sponsor, the Artificial Intelligence Society Primer.

You must follow all of your local COVID-19 rules when practicing and performing your dance entries. Science also urges all participants to be careful and reasonable. Get vaccinated if eligible, use the outdoors as a venue, and wear masks during rehearsals. Submitted dances must not feature unvaccinated and unmasked people in close contact.

Beyond that, it’s simple. Go dance your science, make a video of it and upload it to YouTube or TikTok. The deadline for submission is January 27, 2023.

To enter the contest, submit it here. (There are also tips, FAQs, and official rules on this page.) The winner will be announced in the spring.

Good luck, stretch before hitting the dance floor and enjoy!