CPSA Three Minutes Thesis Prize

This prize is awarded annually at the CPSA Annual Conference by the Programme Committee in charge of its organization.

In this format, participants present their graduate research in three minutes (or less) to a panel of non-specialist judges. This competition is only open to students who are currently registered in a graduate program. Students who participate in the competition should have made substantial progress on their graduate research and analysis.

2023 Call for Proposals: submit your 3MT proposal HERE

Deadline: November 7, 2022

  • a title, and
  • a 250-word abstract that should outline the main argument, method of inquiry, method of analysis (if applicable) and theoretical significance of the MA thesis, MRP, or doctoral thesis that will form the content of the presentation.


These proposals must be submitted to the Teaching Section.

Full information about this competition can be found in the 3MT Terms of Reference [ download pdf ↓ ] .

Prizes are awarded to the winner and first and second runners up.

To provide broader exposure and connection with scholars working on similar topics, submitters to the Graduate Student Three-Minute Thesis Competition are welcome to submit a single paper proposal on the same topic as their Three-Minute Thesis proposal.