2020 Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

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Join us for the 2020 Virtual 3MT competition!

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Due to the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, increasing social distancing measures and restrictions on public gatherings, The University of Queensland (UQ) has made the decision to move the 2020 Asia-Pacific Three Minute Thesis Competition to a virtual format (video submission) in the best interests of public health.

Bond University will be following the UQ recommendations to use an online platform for our competition. Each participating institution has the option to decide on the method that works best for them when hosting their competition, the HDRU will be exploring options for the online format and will provide details in due course.

This temporary move to a virtual video submission format will continue to allow Higher Degree by Research candidates to participate in 3MT, hone their communication skills, receive international peer review, and gain skills surrounding the presentation of their research to a wider audience.

UQ will make an announcement regarding how to submit videos and what format the 3MT Asia-Pacific Final competition will take in July. In the meantime, UQ have put together a guide for you on how to create a video for submission.

Key Dates

  • 18 May - Bond Registration Opens
  • 30 July 2020 - Bond Registrations Closes
  • 10 August 2020 - Bond Video Submission Deadline
  • 18 August 2020 - Bond University Competition (Virtual)
  • 11 September 2020 - Asia-Pacific 3MT Competitor Video Submission Deadline
  • 1 October 2020 - Virtual Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition ( Virtual)


  • Active PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) by the date of their first presentation are eligible to participate in the Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition.
  • Masters students can take part in the Bond University competition, compete for prize money and have the opportunity to promote their research. However Masters students are unable to take part in the Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition.


Bond University Competition

  • Winner: $2000 research travel grant
  • Runner-up: $1000 research travel grant
  • People’s choice: $500 research travel grant

Asia-Pacific Final

  • Winner: $5000 research travel grant
  • Runner-up: $2000 research travel grant
  • People’s choice: $1000 research travel grant
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