3 Minute Thesis

It’s time to sign up!
Registration is now open for the seventh annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, taking place March 12 and 13, 2019. Be one of the many research-based graduate students who present their ideas to the greater Dal and Halifax communities, and compete for a share of $4,000 in cash prizes. The first-place winner also receives an expense paid trip to the regional 3MT competition.

What is 3 Minute Thesis?
3MT is a yearly competition that brings research-based graduate students from across Dal’s faculties to present the complexities of their research in the most engaging way possible in front of a live audience. But there’s a catch – you only get 180 seconds and one PowerPoint slide. You don't need to be an expert communicator. You just need a passion for your research and the desire to share it... very quickly.

Who can participate?
If you’re a student in a research-based Master’s or PhD program who has not yet graduated, you’re eligible to compete. You’re not required to have completed your research to participate. As long as the you feel you have enough original research to make a compelling presentation, you’re encouraged to register.

2019 Event Details

3 Minute Thesis is organized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Finals: March 13, 6:30pm
Preliminary Heats: March 12, 9:00am to 4:00pm


Watch 2018’s winning presentations