The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Ph.D. students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the exercise cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

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Eligibility

Active Ph.D. and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone—including candidates whose thesis is under submission—by the date of their first presentation are eligible to participate in 3MT competitions at all levels. Graduates are not eligible.

  • Professional Doctorate (Research) (program composed of at least 2/3 research) and funded via the Research Training Scheme (for Australian students). Professional Doctorate (coursework) students are not eligible for the 3MT® Asia-Pacific competition.

Competition Prizes

WinnerRunner-upPeople's Choice
$1000 $750 $500

 

Information on the 2020 3MT @ UAB will be posted in Spring 2020.

 

Previous Winners

1st Place

Katherine Sims Thompson
1st Place

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2nd Place

Christina Glenn
2nd Place

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People's Choice

Saleh Alhirsan
People's Choice

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Watch videos of the 2019 3MT Finalists

 

 

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Questions?

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