3MT® Thesis Competition

This year, at NPM's International Indigenous Research Conference we are holding our first Indigenous 3-Minute Thesis Competition (link here to conference site).

Entries are now open to research masters and confirmed doctoral candidates undertaking Indigenous focused research at a New Zealand tertiary institution.

Doctoral and masters candidates whose theses are under examination by the date of their first presentation are eligible to compete. (note: graduates are not eligible)

All entrants must be nominated by one of our 21 Partner Institutions. The deadline for entries has been extended to Monday, 17 October September 2016 at 5pm.

Entrants will be invited to compete at the finals, which will be held in front of a large international audience during the conference on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 4.00-5.30pm. 

A $500 cash stipend is being offered to the category winner for this first Indigenous 3MT® competition, as well as sponsored book prizes by our key sponsors - Otago University Press, Auckland University Press and Huia Publishers.

The 2016 Indigenous 3-Minute Thesis Competition will be judged by co-chairs: 

Entry Criteria:

  • Open to research masters and confirmed doctoral candidates undertaking Indigenous focused research at a New Zealand tertiary institution.
  • Doctoral and masters candidates whose theses are under examination by the date of their first presentation are eligible to compete; graduates are not eligible.
  • Entries close Monday, 17 October 2016 at 5pm.
  • The finals being held on Wednesday, 16 November 2016.