Science’s Dance Your Ph.D. Contest

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Science’s Dance Your Ph.D. Contest

Dancing with friends is very exciting for everyone. Because of COVID, lately, we all have been forced to stay home and maintain social distancing to avoid the infection. In some of places, people are still required to follow the guidelines issued by the government to prevent the spread of COVID. In such a situation, dancing with people we admire and like has become impossible. Keeping this situation in mind, the American Association for the Advancement of Science has started a program named “Science’s Dance Your Ph.D. Contest”. The organization is very pleased to announce the start of its 14th annual research-themed dance-off. The deadline for submitting an entry is 28 January 2022.

All the participants of this program will be challenged to describe their research obsession with fancy footwork but no PowerPoint slides or jargon. No matter you have just enrolled in a PhD program or completed it long ago, you can still take part in this program and compete. What you need to win this contest is good imagination power and the ability to keep the beat. There were four categories in last year’s contest: physics, biology, chemistry, and social science. But this year, the organization has decided to add a new one which is machine learning, a specialty of the contest’s sponsor, the artificial intelligence company Primer. The categories’ winners will take home $750 and the top dance will get the ultimate glory and an extra $2000. Candidates of this program are required to follow all their local COVID-19 rules while practicing and performing their dance entries. Entries that feature unvaccinated, unmasked people in close contact will not be eligible.

American Association for the Advancement of Science is not for profit organization that is dedicated to its mission of promoting cooperation among scientists, defending scientific freedom, encouraging scientific responsibility, and supporting scientific education and science outreach for the betterment of all humanity. It is known as the world’s largest general scientific society that encompasses and over 120,000 members, and also works as the publisher of the well-known scientific journal “Science”.

Brief Description

Check out the table given below for more information

OrganizationAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
Education LevelPh.D. students 
Award$750 – $2000
Access ModeOnline
Number of AwardsN/A
Application DeadlineJanuary 28, 2022
Application FeesN/A

Who is Eligible?

Whether you are a current Ph.D. or have completed your Ph.D. a decade ago, you can still qualify for this program.

How to Apply?

On the online portal of Science’s Dance Your Ph.D. contest, there is an online application form available that should be completed with genuine and complete information and submitted on time to get an entry to this program.

Additionally, applicants will have to go dance your science, create a video of it, and upload it to YouTube or TikTok.


This year, category winners—physics, biology, chemistry, and social science will get $750. Moreover, the top dance will earn the ultimate glory and take home an extra $2000.

Application Deadline

Applications are invited until January 28, 2022. Late entries will not be accepted.

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