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Fordham-GSAS Three Minute Thesis Competition

We'll be hosting the Fordham-GSAS Three Minute Thesis competition event on Zoom on the evening of Saturday, April 25, from 4 – 5:15 p.m. Additional details will be forthcoming.


3MT competition logo

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

GSAS 2019 3MT Competition
Photo by Lauren Grizzaffi

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!

Spring 2020 Schedule

Event Date Time Location
Information Session and Training Friday, January 24 1 – 3 p.m. Rose Hill Campus
Campbell Multipurpose Room
Registration Closes Friday, February 21 11:59 p.m.  
Qualifying Round Canceled
Keating 1st Auditorium
Final Round Saturday, April 25 4 – 5:15 p.m. Zoom

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


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 Christine Kelly, Assistant Dean, Student Professional Development, at