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Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)

Florida Atlantic University's 4th-Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition
An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present....their time limit is 3 minutes

In accordance with University guidelines, the Graduate College is working to transition FAU’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition to an online format. Graduate students interested in competing should submit the online 3MT® registration no later than April 5, 2020. Information on the online preliminary rounds and championship is forthcoming.

FAU Graduate College will host the University's 4th Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition virtually in 2020. This exciting competition challenges FAU graduate students to present their research in only 3 minutes. Students compete in a preliminary round specific to their discipline; the First Place, Runner-Up, Second Runner-Up, and People's Choice winners from each heat advance to the Championship. Scholarship prizes are awarded to both Preliminary Round and Championship winners. Audience members determine the People's Choice winner by electronic ballot at each preliminary round and at the Championship. FAU’s 3MT® Championship Award is generously sponsored through the Dr. Eric H. Shaw 3MT® Championship Award Endowment Fund. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact 3MT@fau.edu.


 Online voting availble soon


Register to compete by April 5, 2020!


Email 3mt@fau.edu for opportunities!

April 2020 Event Details


Dates: TBA- Transitioning to an online format.
Location: TBA- Transitioning to an online format.


Date: TBA-Transitioning to an online format.
Location: TBA-Transitioning to an online format. 



$1,000 First Place
$500 People's Choice*
$250 Second Runner-Up


$2,500 First Place**
$1,500 People's Choice*
$1,000 Second Runner-Up

*Each audience member gets one vote by text message. 

**FAU’s 3MT® Championship Award is generously sponsored through the Dr. Eric H. Shaw 3MT Championship Award Endowment Fund. 


For a comprehensive list of 3MT ® sponsors, click here.

Last year's Championship Scholarships were generously sponsored by:

Dr. Eric H. Shaw 3MT Championship Award Endowment Fund (Championship Winner)

Kelley Kronenberg Attorneys at Law; Tom Mersch, ESQ., Partner (First Runner-Up)  

Advanced Pediatrics of Boca; Dr. Patricia Anastasio, M.D., F.A.A.P. (People's Choice)

The Office of the Provost (Second Runner-Up)

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact  3MT@fau.edu.


If reasonable accommodation(s) for a disability is required, contact at 3mt@fau.edu. Please make your needs known at least five days prior to the event for effective accommodations.

The Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.More information on the 3MT® Program can be found on threeminutethesis.org.

 Last Modified 4/6/20