Further information

Rules and Judging Criteria


Prizes include research and travel grants.

They are awarded to the winner and the runner-up as selected by the judges, and to the Peoples' Choice winner selected by the audience.

Finalists in the 2018 competition are eligible to be selected for a funded internship with the UK's "Naked Scientists" research communication program.


3MT Asia-Pacific Competition
Competitors representing 48 Universities at the Trans-Tasman 3MT in 2014

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT)™ competition develops academic and research communication skills.

Participants give an engaging and dynamic talk on their research topic to a non-specialist audience in just 3 minutes.

3MT 2018

The 2018 UWA 3MT competition will be held on Friday 14th September. A preparation program will commence in late August.

You can view the 2018 3MT preparation program here.   

Register to complete in the UWA 2018 3MT competition here.

The 2018 Asia-Pacific 3MT competition will be held on 27th SEP at the University of Queensland.

Past 3MT events

The 2017 UWA 3MT was won by Gavrielle Untracht, Optical + Biomedical Engineering Lab, School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering. Wes Wilson from the Tumour Immunology Group in the School of Medicine was runner-up. Samuel Lymbery from the Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences was the Peoples Choice and Michael Bennett from the Law School was selected as the TEDxUWA Choice. 

The 2016 UWA 3MT competition was won by Michael Wheeler, School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health. The runner-up was Georgia Hay from the Business School. The People's Choice Award winner was Armin Scheben from the School of Plant Biology. The TEDxUWA Choice Award winner was David Gozzard from the School of Physics. The 2016 Asia Pacific 3MT was won by Joshua Chu-Tan from ANU.

The 2015 UWA 3MT competition was won by Marcus Giacci, School of Animal Biology. The 2015 Trans-Tasman competition was won by Eamonn Fahy, The University of Melbourne, "Catching the Silent Thief of Sight".

The 2014 Trans-Tasman competition was held at UWA. The winner was Sarah Marley, Curtin University "Say what? Coastal dolphins and noisy environments".

The 2013 Trans-Tasman 3MT Winner and Peoples' Choice Award Winner was Kelsey Kennedy from UWA.