Doing a PhD in the US ? Participate in the "Ma thèse en 180 secondes" competition

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"Ma thèse en 180 secondes" is an international eloquence contest in French for PhDs to present their thesis in only 180 seconds. "Ma thèse en 180 secondes" is the French speaking version of Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) developed by The University of Queensland (UQ). This francophone international competition is organized in the United States by The Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), The MIT Francophone Club and The French Consulate in Boston.

"Ma thèse en 180 secondes" will accept applications from the United States for the first time this year. The selection for the United States will take place Saturday, May 13 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. The winner will be representing the United States at the international final round in Liège, Bruxelles, in September 2017.

Who is eligible to compete?

Active PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone (including candidates whose thesis is under submission with the approval of their adviser).
"Ma thèse en 180 secondes" is a French Speaking event. The candidates do not have to be French nor to be fluent in French, but to be able and ready to give a 180 secondes pitch in French to present the results of its studies in front of about 300 francophone attendees.

How does "Ma thèse en 180 secondes" work?

The main purpose of the competition is to test your ability to present your thesis in French in no more than 180 secondes, however one single static PowerPoint slide is permitted as a visual support. The candidats will be judge by professors, researchers, diplomates and cultural representatives of the Boston area. 3 prizes will be distributed, including the 1st prize to attend the international final round in Liège, and an additional public award.

Ready to accept the challenge?

Apply online before Friday, April, 21 at