Art in Research Competition 2019


Art and research are some of the most sophisticated products of human intellect. To showcase the extraordinary research at Yale, the YPA is announcing an “Art in Research” contest. Postdoctoral Researchers, Associate Research Scientists and Graduate students working at Yale can submit their research-related images, photographs, illustrations, models and visualization in 3 different categories. The top three submissions from each category will be selected as winners and presented and awarded at the 2nd Annual Yale Postdoc Symposium on the 7th of  June in Kroon Hall. Moreover, the best submissions related to each of the top Yale science priorities (Data science, Quantum science, Inflammation, Neuroscience, Environmental & Climate science) will be awarded. Finally, these images may be used to showcase the diversity of research at Yale in future media outlets, internal announcements and general promotional material.
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  • Each person can submit up to 2 different images. These submissions are added through the specific google form and must be filled out in its entirety: .

  • The size limit of a submitted file is 20 MB.

  • Permission to enter the work must be obtained before submission. Please be aware of possible funding sources.

  • Please see the submission form for further disclaimer about the work

The deadline for submission is May 15th 2019.


1st prize each 3 categories $25 gift card each 

2nd prize in each of 3 categories: $15 gift card 
3rd prize in each of 3 categories: $10 gift card 
In addition all the winners of the science priority subjects get a gift card of $25 each

Please note that these categories are defined relatively broadly. If you have any questions as to which category your submission falls into, please reach out to

1. Research microphotography: All forms of nanoscopy and microscopy (light, fluorescent, electron and super-resolution microscopy), immuno-histochemistry images, CyTOF images etc.
2. Research macrophotography: All macroscopic images such as zoology, botany, environmental photography and earth and astro-photography fall into this category.

3. Research illustrations:  drawings, paintings, photoshop illustrations, software-based visualizations of molecular structures, physical processes or chemical reactions, graphical models.

Submissions to above mentioned categories can, but do not need to be, marked with tags for Yale top science priorities: Data Science, Quantum Science, Neuroscience, Inflammation, Environmental and Climate Science.

Selection process
- The submissions will be judged by representatives of offices at Yale and the postdoc and graduate student community. The committee will notify the winners in early June.

Art in Research Organizers

Angelika Hofmann (Office of the Provost)

Maikel Boot (YPA)

Radoslav Janostiak (YPA)

Nadia Ayala-Lopez (YPA)

Updated: 04/24/19