2018 UW Three Minute Thesis for Graduate Students

2018 UW Three Minute Thesis (UW 3MT®)

Submit proposal materials by Friday, March 16, 5 pm: http://grad.uw.edu/uw-three-minute-thesis

Call for Proposals poster: 

Send questions to: uw3mt@uw.edu


Are you a UW graduate student in the final stages of your capstone, thesis, or dissertation project? Does your work engage frameworks, methods, or theories from multiple disciplines in order to address complex challenges in the world? Join us for this opportunity to compete in a fast-paced presentation for cash prizes totaling $5,000. The 2018 UW Three Minute Thesis (UW 3MT®) Competition is open to all eligible graduate students from Bothell, Tacoma, and Seattle campuses.

The 2018 UW 3MT Competition will feature graduate students engaged in interdisciplinary research. We have chosen to feature interdisciplinary research as this work is increasingly important due to the need to explore and address complex societal problems that cannot be resolved with a single discipline.  The explosion of innovative practices and new technologies has made interdisciplinary research even more possible and necessary. Interdisciplinary research can take many forms. In our review of submissions we will prioritize applications that describe the clear integration of information, methodologies, and/or theories from two or more disciplines to advance understanding or solve problems.

3MT competitions are intended for graduate students who are ready to present their capstone, thesis, or dissertation work, rather than for works-in-progress. If you are at an earlier stage with your research, we encourage you to seek out Scholars’ Studio events to present your work.

This event is organized by Core Programs in the Graduate School and the UW Libraries Research Commons—with prize awards courtesy of The Graduate School.

– Save the Date for the Information Webinar scheduled for Monday, February 12, 3-4 pm. (Re)visit this page for the link (in the Timeline section): http://grad.uw.edu/uw-three-minute-thesis

– Submit proposal materials by Friday, March 16, 5 pm.

– The UW 3MT Competition is on April 19, 4-5:30 pm, UW Seattle Campus.

– Select 3MT finalists will compete again for the UW Foundation Board on April 27, 8:30-11 am, UW Seattle Campus–with a required practice run-through on Thursday, April 26, between 11 am-2 pm.

Next Steps

–Learn more about UW 3MT eligibility criteria, timeline, proposal guidelines:


–Save the Date for the Information Webinar scheduled for Monday, February 12, 3-4 pm.
(Re)visit this page for the Information Webinar link (in the Timeline section):




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