Mendelsohn Student Lecture - Applications now open

Deadline extended: 11 August 2017

Please note: In 2016 we received a minimal number of female applicants. We wish to impress upon students and supervisors that selecting the best student for the talk necessitates the widest pool of applicants possible. We encourage you to directly urge your students to apply for this prestigious award.


The Mendelsohn Student Lecture was established in 2016 in honour of Frederick Mendelsohn, AO FAA, Emeritus Professor of the University of Melbourne and 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 was the Scientific Director of the Positron Emission Tomography Centre, Austin Hospital.

The Mendelsohn Student Lecture will be presented at the Melbourne Brain Symposium.


The purpose of this prestigious award is to recognise and honour an outstanding student in the Neurosciences, and provide them with the platform to deliver a lecture to communicate the outcomes of their graduate research to the Neuroscience community, alongside presentations delivered by some of the most eminent scientists, internationally, and from within Australia.


The student selected to present the 2017 Mendelsohn Student Lecture will receive a prize of $500 and a certification of their award as ‘Mendelsohn Student Lecturer 2017’. The student will provide their 20-minute lecture and 5 minutes for questions at the Melbourne Brain Symposium on Thursday 12 October 2017. The two runner-ups will receive $200 and $100 respectively and certification of their awards as ‘First/Second Runner-Up of the Mendelsohn Student Lecturer 2017’.

Emeritus Professor Frederick Mendelsohn will be present to award all three recipients of these awards at the Melbourne Brain Symposium on Thursday 12 October 2017.



Student Application Form

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For Information Contact:              

Alice Currie

Tel: : +61 3 8344 3585