Fordham-GSAS Three Minute Thesis Competition

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Think you have what it takes to present your research and its significance in three minutes?

Open to all students enrolled in a GSAS master’s or doctoral program, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed in 2008 by The University of Queensland in Australia.

The premise of the competition is to develop academic, presentation, and research communication skills. 3MT® supports the development of students’ capacity to explain effectively their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

Contestants have three minutes to present compelling orations on their thesis or dissertation research, and its significance and value. One PowerPoint slide is required with no animation permitted.

3MT® is not an exercise in “watering down” research; rather, it forces students to consolidate their ideas and concisely explain their research discoveries.

Be inspired -- watch 3MT® presentations from past competition winners!

If you are a current student interested in participating, please review the competition eligibility and rules, training materials, and judging criteria. For more videos and information about the competition, visit 3MT® at the University of Queensland.

Deadline to register for the 3MT® competition is March 1, 2024

Register for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition

The competition will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at the Rose Hill Campus.


Event Date Time Location
3MT® Training Session Tuesday
February 20, 2024
12 - 2 p.m. Campbell Multi-Purpose Room
Rose Hill Campus
3MT® Competition Tuesday
April 9, 2024
4 - 7 p.m. McShane Center
Room 303
Rose Hill Campus


Competition Winner Placement Prize Amount
First Place $1,000
Second Place $750
Third Place $500
People's Choice
(The audience will vote for the winner during the final round.)

Please direct all 3MT®-related questions to the Seoyoon Chang, Assistant Dean of Student Professional Development, at [email protected].