Mendelsohn Student Lecture

Applications are invited for the Mendelsohn Student Lecture to be held at the 2019 Melbourne Brain Symposium on Wednesday, 13 November, 2019.


The Mendelsohn Student Lecture was established in 2016 in honour of Frederick Mendelsohn, AO FAA, Emeritus Professor of the University of Melbourne, past Director of the Howard Florey Institute, and R Douglas Wright Professor of Experimental Physiology and Medicine from 1997 to 2009.  Professor Mendelsohn held a Personal Chair in Medicine at the University of Melbourne until 1996, and during this time, he was the Scientific Director of the Positron Emission Tomography Centre, Austin Hospital.


The purpose of this prestigious award is to recognise and honour an outstanding student in the Neurosciences.  They will be provided a platform to deliver a lecture to communicate the outcomes of their graduate research to the Neuroscience community during the Melbourne Brain Symposium on Wednesday, 13 November, 2019.  They will present alongside some of the most eminent scientists, internationally and from within Australia.


The 2019 Mendelsohn Student Lecture award-winner will receive a prize of $500 and a certificate of their award as ‘Mendelsohn Student Lecturer, 2019.'  The winner will present their 20-minute lecture with 5 minutes for questions at the Melbourne Brain Symposium on Wednesday, 13 November, 2019.  The two runner-ups will receive $200 and $100, respectively, and a certificate of their awards as ‘First/Second Runner-Up of the Mendelsohn Student Lecturer, 2019.'

Emeritus Professor Frederick Mendelsohn will present awards to all three recipients at the Melbourne Brain Symposium.

Application Process and Eligibility

Please see Guidelines form below for information on how to apply.

Applicants must:

  • be a Higher Degree student (PhD or equivalent) of The University of Melbourne or the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health;
  • be studying a field related to the Neurosciences;
  • have, or plan to, submit their thesis during 2019; and
  • be available to present at the Melbourne Brain Symposium on Wednesday, 13 November, 2019.

Applications Close Friday, 13 September, 2019.



Student Application Form

Supervisor Form


Jessica Kennedy, Melbourne Neuroscience PhD Coordinator

+61 3 9035 6185