Enter the 2016 Three Minute Thesis Competition!

February 3, 2016 | 5:00 pm


Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, is an academic competition that challenges Ph.D. students to present their dissertation work and its significance within three minutes to a general audience with the use of just a single visual aid. It's also the perfect way to prepare for job interviews!

Do you think you have what it takes to describe your dissertation in a clear, compelling, and succinct way? Entries are now being accepted for the Third Annual UVa Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, the winner of which will receive $1,000!

Click here for more information and to enter!

The UVa 3MT entry process is quick and easy - simply fill out the entry registration by 5:00 pm on February 3rd and you will be entered in the competition, pending eligibility. Entrants will compete in preliminary heats, from which finalists will be selected by a panel of intersciplinary judges to advance to the UVa 3MT Live Competition on Wednesday, March 2nd at 3:00 pm. 

Eligibility: UVa graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program who have passed their qualifying exams are eligible to enter the 3MT competition.


Important Dates and Deadlines:

1/22/16 - Distilling Your Message Workshop (Click here for info)

1/29/16 - Tools for Communication SUCCESS Workshop (Click here for info)

2/3/16  -  Entry Deadline (Click here to enter)

2/5/16  -  3MT Draft Workshop (Click here for info)

3/2/16  -  UVa Live Final Competition (Click here for info)


If you have questions, please contact Amy Clobes, Director of Professional Development in the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs at aclobes@virginia.edu or 434-924-1032.