GSAS Master’s SynThesis Competition

Public Speaking

Attention Master’s Students: 

Please consider applying to the second annual GSAS Master’s SynThesis Competition, an opportunity to showcase your research and presentation skills in a fun and collegial environment.

Application Process:

  1. If you wish to participate, please apply here by Friday, March 31, 2017.
  2. Applications will be reviewed by a committee; those applicants who advance to the second round will be interviewed before finalists are announced in mid-April.
  3. All finalists will participate in a preparatory workshop with GSAS staff before the competition.
  4. Finalists will present their thesis research in four slides and five minutes—without the use of notes—to a general audience and a panel of interdisciplinary judges.

Prizes: First-, second-, and third-place awardees will receive prizes of $500, $300, and $200, respectively. A reception for all SynThesis participants and the guest audience will follow.

Questions? Please write to We look forward to your participation in what promises to be an exciting event.

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