Science Writing Competition – A chance for PhD students to shine

by | May 20, 2021

Science Writing Competition for PhD students

Communicating science in an accessible and engaging way is an important skill for researchers. Bio-Rad aims to encourage and help develop this skill with our annual science writing competition.

PhD/Grad students* are invited to write and submit a blog suitable for publication on Bio-Rad’s Lab Crunches website. They could write about their own research or communicate a discovery in the life sciences field. We are looking for an engaging style that will appeal to life scientists. Entries will be judged on their ability to communicate scientific findings in a concise and clear way to non-specialists, but also originality and writing style.

1st Prize:

  • Their blog will be published and promoted on the Bio-Rad Lab Crunches website
  • An invitation to receive professional mentoring in scientific writing for industry by Lab Crunches Editor, Kimberley Bryon-Dodd, PhD
  • A copy of: The Scientist’s Guide to Writing: How to Write More Easily and Effectively Throughout Your Scientific Career (Stephen B. Heard)
  • A commemorative trophy to celebrate their achievement

Blogs should be between 800 and 1,000 words, written in English and submitted by Tuesday June 1st, 2021

Full competition details including terms and conditions –

Need inspiration? Take a look at the 2020 winning entries – first place was awarded to Alex Du Feu, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, The University of Manchester –