Events 3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)

JCU Events

Fri, 27 Aug 2021

3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)

When: 27 August 2021, 1pm -- 3pm

What is the 3 Minute Thesis?

The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition that showcases academic and research skills.

Participants have three minutes to present a compelling presentation on their research and its significance. The competition format challenges participants to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a lay audience.

At James Cook University, we are pleased to encourage the research efforts of higher degree by research candidates and academic staff, and we welcome their participation. This year we are again extending eligibility for our external academic partners.


To provide just a little incentive, JCU Singapore will award the winner of each category with a prize for our 3MT 2021 event on Friday, 27 August, 1-3pm (Singapore time).

  1. HDR Candidates
  2. Academic/Research Staff
  3. External Partners
  4. People’s Choice (by audience vote)

Prize for category A, B, C: Certificate, Plaque SGD500 voucher

Prize for category D: Certificate, Plaque

3MT Competition Registration

Event Audience Registration

Interested HDR candidates, academic staff and external partners should register their expression of interest to compete via an email to Research Support, who will provide the *Abstract Form and ^PowerPoint template to be used for the competition.

Your JCU 3MT entry must include the following

  • Name
  • Category of Submission (A, B or C)
  • Academic Discipline Area/Institute
  • 3MT Presentation Title
  • *3MT Abstract (100 words)
  • ^3MT PowerPoint (one slide only) in the template provided
  • Passport Size Photo (high res)
  • Mobile/Phone Number
  • Email

Entries close on Wednesday 18 August.

View the 3MT Handbook HERE .

Our 3MT 2021 event will be held online via Zoom. Register at the link provided to attend and cheer on our competitors.

Register here

Photos and videos will be taken during the event for news and various publicity purposes

For more info, please email