Events 3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)

JCU Events

Fri, 26 Aug 2022

3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)

When: 26 August 2022, 1pm -- 3pm
Location: E2-01, Sims Drive Campus

We’re pleased to announce that we’re back to a live format this year. We’re also being flexible so as not to exclude those who remain overseas on the date of the competition. Therefore, our 2022 event will be offered in blended mode at a campus venue and via Zoom.

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 to our external academic partners.


To provide just a little incentive, JCU Singapore will award a prize to the winner of each category for our 3MT 2022 event on Friday, 26 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.

Register to compete here

Your JCU 3MT entry must include the following

  • Name
  • Category of Submission (A, B or C)
  • Mode of attendance (on campus or via Zoom)
  • 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

(The *Abstract Form and ^PowerPoint template to be used for the competition shall be provided upon registration.)

Entries close by COB, Wednesday 17 August.

View the 3MT Handbook HERE.

Our 3MT 2022 event will be held on campus and via Zoom. Please register as appropriate.

Register to attend VIA ZOOM here

Register to attend ON CAMPUS here

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

For more info, please email