College of Graduate Studies Awards Opportunities:
Three Minute Thesis Awards Program, 2021/22
Deadline Extended – New Training & Preparation workshops available during the week of January 24, 2022.
Originally developed by the University of Queensland, the Three Minute Thesis is an awards competition that enhances skills of communication and presentation. Presenting an oral communication of master's or doctoral research in three minutes or less to a non-specialist audience can be challenging to students and professionals alike. Learn how to effectively summarize your research and make a perfect pitch that is designed for all audiences.
The 3MT awards competition, hosted by the College of Graduate Studies, traditionally begins near the end of Fall Semester and student presentations are judged in February. Monetary prizes will be awarded, $500 (first place) and $250 (runner-up). The first place winner will represent CSU in a (live or virtual) 3MT competition sponsored by the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools in March.
CSU 3MT Builds Skills! A priceless reward of the 3MT competition is that, in addition to the awards competition, participants will have training and development opportunities to maximize skills in building, improving, practicing, and presenting your pitch, all while gaining valuable feedback from experts and peers.
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Fall Awards Program
(Deadline has now passed. Watch for the next Fall Awards Program beginning in September 2022)
Graduate Student 2021/22 Fall Awards Program
During Fall Semester, the College of Graduate Studies invites eligible graduate students to participate in the 2020/2021 Graduate Student Awards Program (Fall Semester) and the 3MT Competition (Spring Semester). The awards programs recognize graduate student achievement across multiple categories with monetary awards ranging from $250 to $500. Award categories include: Research and Creative Scholarship, Thesis and Dissertation, Teaching, Engagement and Social Justice Advocacy.
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
Current CSU graduate students or no more than one year post-graduation
Request a nomination from a member of CSU Graduate Faculty
Participants must follow all Awards Guidelines linked above
NOTE: A fillable PDF of the nomination cover page can be downloaded here. All nomination materials should be submitted at this website. You will need to log in with your CSU credentials. Please make sure you have read and followed the guidelines prior to submitting.