3-Minute Thesis Competition


This year, NPM's International Indigenous Research Conference held its first Indigenous 3-Minute Thesis Competition.

Entries were 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 were also eligible to compete. 

All entrants had to be nominated by one of our 21 Partner Institutions.

All submissions were invited to compete in front of a large international audience during the conference on Wednesday, 16 November.

$500 cash was being presented 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 was hosted and judged by:

  • Dr Karyn Paringatai, Te Tumu - School of Māori, Pacific & Indigenous Studies (University of Otago)


















Applicant Information

PDF icon Competition guidelines6.68 MB
File Supervisor nomination form215.51 KB
No more than 300 words

Supervisor’s Nomination 

Please enter the name of your nominating supervisor and upload a signed copy of the supervisor's nomination form below. This form is downloadable here.

Files must be less than 12 MB.
Allowed file types: doc docx.