3MT Three Minute Thesis Applications Open

February 21, 2020

Event Details

Event Type Other
Intended for Enrolled students / International students / University students
Date(s) January 21, 2020 10:00 — March 29, 2020 23:59
Contact For inquiries, please contact the Division for Strategic Public Relations via e-mail:
events.adm<at> (please relplace <at> with @)

Celebrate your research! Win valuable prizes!


1st Prize: ¥300,000 and a trip to Brisbane, Australia
2nd Prize: ¥200,000
People’s Choice Award: ¥100,000


Prizes will be awarded as research grants to the winning students’ labs.

Apply Now!

3MT Competitors must be current UTokyo PhD students as of May 2020.

All applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59PM on Sunday, March 29, 2020 (23:59 on 2020/03/29). Please see the link "Application Form for Competitors" below.

About the Competition

The Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) is a research communication competition where students currently pursuing a PhD speak about their research for three minutes with one static PowerPoint slide. All research topics are welcome. 3MT provides participants with an opportunity to practice presentation and communication skills and network with other researchers. The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) held the first 3MT in 2008 and it is now an internationally recognized event. UTokyo will hold its 3MT on May 23, 2020. The UTokyo winner will join the 3MT international competition in Australia.

Main Event - Save the Date

Saturday, May 23, 2020 on Hongo Campus

This webpage will be updated with more details closer to the UTokyo 3MT event date.

Information Sessions

During the week of January 20, 2020, the Division for Strategic Public Relations offered information sessions to answer any questions about the 3MT application process.

During the week of April 13 or April 20, 2020, the Division for Strategic Public Relations will offer event preparation sessions for the PhD students whose applications were accepted.

This webpage will be updated with more details.

More information

For more information, email the Division for Strategic Public Relations at events.adm<at>  (replace <at> with @) or see the links below.

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