3MT 2021

Spring 2021 All-Virtual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

Can you present your 80,000 word thesis or dissertation in three minutes? Want the excitement of competing with other graduate students for prize money and the opportunity to compete in the Northeastern (U.S. and Canada) competition and a chance to showcase your research at the Council of Graduate Schools annual meeting in December 2021?

3MT is an annual competition sponsored by the Cornell Graduate School. Read more about past competitions and view videos.

We invite Cornell doctoral scholars from all disciplines with research done at Cornell to participate in our 2021 all-virtual 3MT Competition.

Please note: Doctoral students who were awarded their degree in May, August, or December 2020 are also eligible to participate, due to the cancellation of the 2020 competition. Participants must present talks covering work that was done during their dissertation and cannot include work completed post-graduation.

Sign up to compete in the 2021 Three Minute Thesis Competition.

Questions? Contact grad3mt@cornell.edu. Read more about the 3MT.


Dates and Deadlines

Students interested in competing in the 2021 All-Virtual 3MT should make note of the following dates and deadlines.

Information Session:

Attend an information session on February 9, 2021. Information session attendance not required to compete.

Registration Deadline:

Register to compete through the Qualtrics form by 12:00 p.m. ET on February 17, 2021.

Preliminary Round:

The preliminary round will be held live via Zoom February 22 through February 26, 2021.

Coaching Appointments:

Coaching appointments are available to students advancing to the final round March 1 through March 16, 2021.

Final Round:

The final round competition will be held live via Zoom on March 18, 2021.