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Three-Minute Talks logoScience Communication Training and Awards Program

NOW SEEKING POSTDOC & CLINICAL FELLOWS, GRADUATE STUDENTS & POSTBACS

  • Learn how to explain your research effectively to a broad scientific audience, in three minutes or less, with one-on-one professional training from public speaking coach Scott Morgan
  • Get the chance to win up to $1,000 for use towards approved training or travel to a scientific meeting
  • Visit the NICHD TmT Program website for more details: up to 10 DIR fellows (postbac, predoctoral, postdoctoral, visiting and clinical) are invited to compete for these science communication honors

2018 TmT Program Timeline and Details

Friday, February 23

DEADLINE TO ENTER

Wednesday, February 28

10 AMNoon

“SPEAKING ABOUT SCIENCE” WORKSHOP

  • Tips on scientific storytelling with only one slide
  • Speaking in plain language while addressing the human health relevance for your research
  • Creating effective visual aids

Friday, March 9 & Wednesday, March 21

INDIVIDUAL COACHING/PRACTICE SESSIONS

  • Up to two, one-on-one sessions with public speaking coach Scott Morgan
  • Practice your talk and obtain feedback on oral presentation skills and speech development

Tuesday, May 8

2–3 PM

NICHD TmT COMPETITION

  • Three finalists will be chosen to advance to the next round
  • Finalists will each be awarded $500 for approved training/travel and the opportunity to have your talk professionally produced for a video

Thursday, June 28

10 AM–Noon

NIH TmT COMPETITION

(With NICHD, NHGRI, NEI, NIAMS, & NIDCR fellows) 

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be chosen to receive an additional $500 training/travel award.