Ph.d. Cup is a competition in communicating science to the general public for Ph.d. students, who have finished their ph.d. and have gotten the approval in 2018.

After six years running, Ph.d. Cup is becoming a prominent intersection for scientists, development and education. The event has the aim of contributing the spread of knowledge and science to the broad population in Denmark.

The event is arranged in a co-operation between DR, Lundbeck Foundation and the Danish daily newspaper, Information. Ph.d. students from all Danish universities can sign up for the competition during December and January.

In order to apply for the competition the Ph.d. student will have to send an e-mail to phdcup2019@information.dk with the following:

• A 3-4 pages resumé of the dissertation
• The complete dissertation
• CV
• Passport photo
• Documentation of the Ph.d. approval
• A short video presentation of you and the science the Ph.d. covers (duration: 30-120 seconds)

Please note: the dissertation and video might exceed the file size for an email, if that is the case, please send it via WeTransfer to phdcup2019@information.dk.

Sign-up deadline is February 1st 2019.

The competition is held in Danish, hence it is of importance to proficiently communicate in Danish. However, the Ph.d. dissertation can be written in English.

A panel of communication experts evaluate all the applications and select the 25 best, thereafter a group of five judges review the 25 dissertations and pick the five best.

All qualifiers to the final receive communication training from media experts and go through preparation courses to get ready for their three minute presentations.

The five finalists end up on stage in DR Koncerthuset presenting their respective proposition in front of a live audience and three judges – whilst also being broadcasted to a national audience.

The winner of the Ph.d. Cup receives a fee of 30.000 DKK.

We offer all applicants a free space at the media school held at Information in the spring