2017 Fellowship & Grant Winners
Three Minute Thesis
The Three Minute Thesis (http://threeminutethesis.org/) is a competition with cash prizes that is designed to sharpen your ability to communicate your research work in an interview for employment. The upcoming competition will be March 14, 2019.
- What is the Three Minute Thesis? It is an oral summary of your thesis or dissertation research aimed at an educated lay audience within a period of time not to exceed 3 minutes. This is not as easy as it sounds, as students tend to want to say a lot about their research and tend to be technical.
- The program is organized as a contest. UMKC will hold the contest March 14, 2019. There will be a series of practice sessions in February or early March for you to present with the Graduate School staff.
- Presentations from both Master’s students and Doctoral students will be held separate from each other. (Meaning that Master’s level students will compete against other Master’s level students, and the same for Doctoral level students.)
- Prizes: $50 for the People’s Choice winner of multiple rooms in Round One, $300 for First Place winner of multiple rooms in Round One, $100 for the People’s Choice winner of the final round, Regional competition travel expenses paid for the Grand Prize winner of the final round.
To see Dr. Peggy Ward-Smith’s orientation video Click here
You can see examples of winning presentations from other universities at the following website: http://threeminutethesis.org/3mt-showcase
Below are the rules:
– A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration.
– No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
– No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
– Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
– Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
– Presentations are to commence from the stage.
– Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.
– The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.
Title of Three Minute Thesis
-Brief and non-technical
- Can the eyes of a plant help feed the world?
- Why death matters
- Gut bugs are Responsible for Digestion
How to apply?
You must fill out an online survey in the fall semester. We will update this page and send out an announcement when sign-up is available.
Martha Jane Starr Library Research Award
The UMKC University Libraries offers an annual research award of up to $1,000 for graduate student research initiatives with a Women’s and/or Gender Studies (WGS) focus to cover research expenses. Martha Jane Starr Library Research Awards are open to all students, but preference will be given to a graduate student with a Women and Gender Studies focus and who is being mentored/supervised by a member of the WGS faculty. Applicants can resubmit an unsuccessful proposal one time only. Award winners must wait two years from the end of their project before applying for another Martha Jane Starr Library Research Grant.
Visit the UMKC Library News & Events Page each fall for details about the award deadline, criteria, and application process.
UMKC WGS Faculty and Graduate Student Research Grants Guidelines
Women’s and Gender Studies typically offers research grants of up to $1,000 for WGS faculty and graduate student research initiatives with a Women’s and/or Gender Studies focus.
Types of projects funded
Awards are granted for various types of research activities and research needs, including:
- travel costs to research sites
- presentation of original research at symposia/conferences
- research equipment & supplies
- duplication of archival materials (microfilm, DVD, copying, etc.)*
- compensation for research participants and research assistants
- literature to support a new project (including books, journals, etc.)*
*an itemized list is required to request monies for these purposes
WGS Faculty Research Grants are open to those who are Associate Faculty or Affiliates of the WGS program. Graduate grants are open to all students, but preference will be given to WGS Graduate Affiliates. Applicants can resubmit an unsuccessful proposal one time only. Grant winners must wait two years from the end of their projects before applying for another WGS Research Grant.
Application Procedures: Check back for the application procedures and deadline.