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Introducing the Sixth Annual
Three Minute Thesis Competition


Created in 2008 by the University of Queensland,

the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) has become an

acclaimed national and international research competition.

The P3 Collaboratory and the Graduate School–Newark

invite doctoral students to present their research

at our inaugural 3MT competition as we partner with

universities across the globe to enhance scholarly

communication, promote publicly-engaged research, and

celebrate our students’ outstanding work.


We also invite masters students to present their research

at our inaugural THREESIS competition. Created by NYU,

THREESIS offers masters degree candidates the opportunity to

hone their research communication skills while showcasing

their scholarly accomplishments. We are pleased to host

this contest in conjunction with the 3MT.


The 3MT competition will teach you how to communicate effectively to academics and non-academics alike, preparing you to present your 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.

Eligibility & Competition Structure

3MT: Eligible students must be active Graduate School–Newark

Ph.D. candidates who have post-qualifying status by the date

of their first 3MT presentation.


A list of eligible Ph.D. programs is available here.

If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact

the Graduate School–Newark Dean’s Office


Interested students should attend the following:


















3MT presentations are limited to three

minutes. A single static PowerPoint slide is required. 

Students will need to register for the competition

online and participate in one of two preliminary rounds.

Participants are expected to sign a photo and

video release form as part of the application.

All competitions will happen via Zoom!

The top five candidates from the preliminary rounds

will advance to the final round of competition, which

will take place via Zoom during the week of


Week of March 4

Preliminary Rounds

March 11 - March 29

Individual Virtual


Monday, January 29, 2024

3MT Virtual Info Session #1


(register below for meeting link!)

February 9, 2024

Preparation Workshop,

including Group Coaching

10:30a - 1:30p

Week of April 4




1st Place: $1,000

Runner-Up: $750

Audience Choice: $500


The first place winner will be invited to compete in a

regional 3MT or THREESIS competition hosted by the

Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS).


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

  1. Competition Rules

  2. Three Tips to Help You Prepare a Winning Presentation

  3. 3MT: The Three Most Common Mistakes

  4. Sample 3MT Coaching Session

If you'd like to see videos of previous 3MT competitions,

please visit the 3MT video archive.

*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 skills are also welcome to attend either workshop.


P3 Collaboratory, Dana Library 

Room 215, Newark, NJ.

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