3MT UAB


What is 3MT®?

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 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.


Eligibility

Active PhD 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, including the Asia-Pacific 3MT competition. 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 and Masters students are not eligible for the 3MT® Asia-Pacific competition.
*UAB will have an opportunity for thesis bearing Masters students to compete. They will not be eligible to continue on and compete at the regional level. More details on the Masters competition to come.


Prizes:

Winner - $1000

Runner-up - $750

People’s Choice - $500


UAB Event Details

Questions about 3MT®?

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More information on 3MT®

About 3MT®

About 3MT®

Three Minute Thesis celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD 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.
The Benefits of 3MT®

The Benefits of 3MT®

Check out this clip. The winner of the 2014 UQ Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Dr Megan Rossi talks about the benefits of participating in the competition.
History of 3MT®

History of 3MT®

An event which began with 160 reseachers from UQ has turned into a multi-national event.
Winning 3MT® Presentations

Winning 3MT® Presentations

See these impressive examples of winning presentations and let it inspire you to prepare your own.