GSAS Master’s SynThesis Competition

SynThesis Winners

Established in 2016, the annual GSAS Master’s SynThesis Competition is an opportunity for MA students in the Arts and Sciences to showcase their research and presentation skills in a relaxed and collegial environment.

Finalists present their thesis research in three slides and four minutes—without the use of notes—to a general audience and an interdisciplinary panel of judges. First-, second-, and third-place awardees receive prizes of $500, $300, and $200, respectively, and a reception for the competitors and attendees follows the presentations.

The 2020 competition will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2019, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Room, 207 Low Library.

Master’s students who wish to participate should apply here by Friday, March 27, 2020. All applications will be reviewed by a committee; applicants selected as semi-finalists will be interviewed in person before finalists are announced in mid-April. Those selected must be available to attend the competition on Thursday, May 7 and to participate in a preparatory workshop with GSAS staff prior to the competition.

Please write to gsas-studentaffairs [at] with any questions.