Register for 3MT


Are you a Ph.D. Student? Think you can describe your research and its importance in three minutes? Register for the 2022 3MT Competition, presented by the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries. Registration ends Monday, February 14, 5:00 p.m. ET.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an internationally recognized competition that challenges Ph.D. students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes, in language that anyone can understand. 3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down’ research, but requires students to consolidate their ideas, crystallize their research discoveries, and capture the imagination of their audience.

Who's eligible to compete?
CMU doctoral candidates of every level. Come one, come all.

Why compete?
Meet peers from around CMU and hear about what they're doing. Very good chance to win research/travel grants or technology prizes, and gain early career recognition!

What happens next?
Start practicing! All 3MT registrants will be scheduled to compete in preliminary rounds from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in The Den at Sorrells Library, beginning Monday, February 21 and concluding Wednesday, March 16. All preliminary round dates are listed on the 3MT website. Preliminary round winners have their choice of $1,000 towards a research/travel grant or credit to the Carnegie Mellon University Tech Store.

Then what?
Winners of preliminary rounds will compete for $500-$3,000 in research/travel grants in the Three Minute Thesis Championship.

CMU's 2022 3MT Championship will be held the last week of March. Check back soon for more details.