THREE MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION

3MT® Competition 

Conceived by the University of Queensland, the 3MT® is an international public scholarship competition, challenging doctoral students to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. 

The P3 Collaboratory and the Graduate School-Newark invite doctoral students to present their research at our 3MT competition as we partner with universities across the globe to enhance scholarly communication, promote publicly-engaged research, and celebrate our students' outstanding work.

Eligibility & Competition Structure: Eligible students must be active Graduate School-Newark PhD candidates who have post-qualifying status by the date of their first 3MT presentation.

A list of eligible PhD programs is available here.

If you are unsure of your eligibility, contact Ms. Sandy Reyes at the Graduate School-Newark Dean's Office at sandy123@newark.rutgers.edu

Why 3MT?

The 3MT competition will teach advanced graduate students how to communicate effectively to academics and non-academics alike, preparing them to present their research at scholarly conferences and to take part in both academic and professional job markets.

The competition also promotes the value of doctoral research to a wider community and strengthens scholarly engagement and collaboration across the disciplines.

 

Top presenters will receive cash prizes:

  • 1st Place - $1,000

  • Runner-Up - $750

  • Audience Choice - $500

The first place winner will be invited to compete in a regional 3MT competition hosted by the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS).

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If you are planning to participate in the 3MT competition, we encourage you to check out the following online videos:

If you'd like to see videos of previous 3MT competitions, please visit the 3MT video archive.

 

Learn more about the inaugural competition here.

 

See the video of the 2019 grand prize winner from RU-N below.

*Please note that preparation workshops are not mandatory for interested participants. However, it is strongly recommended that students attend one of our workshops. Students that are not interested in 3MT but would like to further develop their scholarly communication and presentation skill are also welcome to attend either workshop.

2019 Grand Prize Winner from RU-N, Jennifer Caroccio

Meet Our 2020 3MT Winners

Monika Baraniak

Grand Prize Winner & People's Choice

"Borinic Acid Polymers"

Catrina Palmer

Runner-Up

"The Transformation of Mentoring Relationships in Academe"

Meet Our 3MT Competitors

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Jennifer Caroccio

Grand Prizer Winner & People's Choice 2019

"Latinx Comix: Graphic Memoirs and Comic Biographies as Counter History"

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Yuanyuan Li

Runner-Up 2019

"Do Foreign Firms Help Local Firms Grow Internationally ?"

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