Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which Graduate Center students can participate?
Graduate Center doctoral students defending their dissertations in the 2020–2021 academic year in any department.
Will I receive guidance for the presentation?
Students selected will get coaching from Graduate Center faculty and staff on how to frame and present their work in this three-minute public presentation. A professional videographer will work with students on their video recordings.
Will I get an honorarium for participating?
Each participating student will receive $250. Checks will be mailed after the event to the address provided on your application.
Can I invite my friends and family to attend the May 19 event?
The event is open to the public, and friends and family are invited to register on Zoom. It will also be simulcast on YouTube.
Who will be on the selection committee?
The selection committee will include Graduate Center faculty, staff, and students.