3MT Three Minute Thesis Applications Open

March 29, 2021


Type Other
Intended for Enrolled students / International students / University students
Date(s) March 29, 2021 10:00 — May 16, 2021 23:59
Location Online
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 the chance to compete internationally
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 July 2021.

All applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59PM on Sunday, May 16, 2021 (23:59 on 2021/05/16). 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. Both the UTokyo 3MT competition in July 2021 and international Asia-Pacific 3MT competition at the University of Queensland in October 2021 will be fully remote, online-only events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Award Ceremony - Save the Date

Saturday, July 17, 2021 via Zoom

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

Preparation Sessions

During the weeks of May 31st or June 7th, the Division for Strategic Public Relations will hold 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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