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Annual Research Pitch

Join us for UNG’s First Annual Research Pitch this Fall 2020!

Modeled after the University of Queensland’s 3MT program©, the UNG Research Pitch competition gives students the opportunity to present a three-minute "pitch" of their academic research.

At UNG, the Research Pitch competition is open to both graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines and all campuses. Students interested in participating in the Research Pitch competition should submit an abstract of no more than 100 words to by Friday, October 9, 2020.

baseball picture silhoutte with text - UNG's first annual research pitch modeled after 3MT (trademark)

Where Will the Competition Take Place?

The competition will be held virtually on November 12 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Register for the Research Pitch Webinar and come take part on Zoom!

Judging Criteria

Presentations will be judged on the following large-scale criteria; a detailed rubric will be shared prior to the live Research Pitch itself:

  • Clarity of Content (Thesis, background information, key findings, and significance or impact to the field are all clearly conveyed.)
  • Communication Style & Engagement (Speaker’s enthusiasm and pace are appropriate. The provided slide is clear and improves impact of presentation.)

Are you up to the challenge?

Present an overview of my research in three minutes with only one static slide – no problem!


  • Students presenting in the Research Pitch competition will have three minutes to give a clear overview of their research.
  • Students may utilize one static PowerPoint slide (no sound, animations, etc).
  • The judges will evaluate presentations based on content, delivery, and audience engagement. Stronger presentations will help the audience understand the topic of your research.


  • Craft your pitch to an interdisciplinary audience – remember, most of the judges will be from fields outside of yours.
  • Focus on conveying not only what your research is, but how you conducted it and why it is significant.
  • Make sure to practice in advance and keep to the time.
  • Find inspiration by watching some of the PhD 3MT© presentations.

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