Skip to main content

Graduate Students! Please consider entering the 3 Minute Thesis Competition. Deadline to Register is October 17.

Competition is October 23, 24, and 25.

More information below:


The Graduate School is pleased to announce the third annual Three Minute Thesis Competition at UNC Chapel Hill.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that provides current graduate students an opportunity to foster effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience.

3MT was developed by The University of Queensland in 2008, and is now held in more than 600 universities in 59 countries around the world.

Master’s and Doctoral students enrolled at UNC from any discipline administered by The Graduate School are welcome to register and participate in the competition. All are welcome to serve as audience members throughout the competition’s preliminary and final rounds. This is a high profile event for all involved.

  • First place – $1000 and trip to compete in regional 3MT competition – February 2018
  • Second place – $600
  • People’s choice – $400

REGISTER by October 17, 2017 to participate in the competition here:

October 23, 24, and 25, Preliminary rounds. 3:00-4:30pm at the Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.

November 1, 2017, Final 3MT Competition, 4pm, Bioinformatics 1131

We are looking forward to an exciting competition!


Brian Rybarczyk, Ph.D. Director, Academic and Professional Development

Director, Preparing International Teaching Assistant Program (PITAP)

Associate Director, SPIRE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

Graduate Student Center The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

211A West Cameron Ave., CB 5492, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5492

919.962.2505  ▪ 919.962.5134 (fax) ▪


Visit us:

Comments are closed.