Postgraduate Research Competition


An annual showcase of student research and an opportunity for students to gain skills and win prizes.



3 x $3,000 prizes, for the best entrant from each heat.

3 x $2,000 prizes, for the runner-up from each heat.

3 x $1,000 prizes, for the third place from each heat.

1 x $500 prize, for the People's Choice Award.

Prize monies will be awarded to students to support their travel expenses to international conferences or research visits.

Winners of this Postgraduate Research Competition will represent the Science Faculty at the UNSW Three Minute Thesis Competition hosted by the Graduate Research School.


More Information

Please navigate the tabs on the left to access the entry form as well as view more information on the eligibility criteria, the competition process, the judging, and recent winners.

Please note that MPhil and MRes candidates are eligible to enter the Faculty heats and may proceed to the Interfaculty final, however, they will not be allowed to progress to the Trans-Tasman Final.


Any enquiries should be directed to: