The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

The 2024 Carleton University 3MT is on!

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) at Carleton is a university-wide competition for graduate students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research in an accessible and compelling way, with the assistance of only one static slide.

Presenting at the 3MT competition increases your capacity to consolidate your ideas and explain your research in a clear and concise manner, and in a language accessible to a general audience. Participating in the 3MT is an opportunity to enhance your communication skills and share your research and ideas with the broader community.

As a participant in Carleton’s 3MT competition, you will have access to training and feedback to support you as you craft and deliver a compelling and engaging presentation.

To learn more about how 3MT presentations are crafted and delivered, watch the 2023 3MT winning presentations here.

A training session will be held on Zoom at 10:00am on Friday. February 23, 2024 (register below to receive the details).

The Carleton 3MT competition will be held in person on March 28, 2024.

Participants will compete for the following prizes:

First place: $1000

Second place: $500

Third place: $250

“People’s Choice” prize: $150


Fill out the form below to register for an information session to learn more about the competition, rules, and eligibility.

Personal information collected through this form will be used and disclosed by Carleton University under the authority of the Carleton University Act, 1952, and in accordance with sections 39, 41 and 42 of Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The purpose of this form is to collect competitor information for Carleton's Three Minute Thesis contest. If you have any questions about the processing of personal information by Carleton University, please contact David Lafferty by phone at 613-520-2600 x3229 or by email at
  • Please provide a very brief description (max of 250 characters) of your proposed presentation topic.