FAU's 2021 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

FAU Graduate College will host the University's 5th Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition virtually in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines. This exciting competition challenges FAU graduate students to record a 3 minute video to present and "pitch" their graduate research. Over $30,000 in scholarship prizes are awarded to Preliminary Round and Championship winners. FAU’s 3MT® Championship Award is generously sponsored through the Dr. Eric H. Shaw 3MT ® Championship Award Endowment Fund. 

To compete, graduate students must submit their 3MT Videos by April 4. For more information, visit: fau.edu/graduate/3MT.php or email 3mt@fau.edu 


To compete, graduate students should follow the steps below to submit their 3MT video. 3MT Videos are due no later than April 4. 

1. Review the 3MT rules and judging criteria

2. Create your 3MT Static Slide (download the template and instructions here)

3. Record your 3MT Video using Zoom (download the instructions here)

4. Share your video with your faculty advisor, friends, and family for feedback Carefully review your video and make final changes (submitted videos are considered final) 

5Click here to submit your final 3MT Video



April 8 - April 11: Preliminary Round Scoring and People's Choice public voting 

April 13: 3MT Finalists and Distinguished Championship Judges Announced

April 15 - April 18: Championship Scoring and People's Choice public voting

April 20: Championship Winners Announced

Sunday, April 11

More dates through April 20, 2021