No-Bell Prize

No-Bell Prize

Members of the Melbourne Dental School (MDS) and Melbourne Medical School (MMS) are invited to attend the No-Bell Prize, a fun and interactive opportunity for graduate researchers to practice the pitching skills we've developed through the workshop series.

During the afternoon, up to ten graduate researchers will pitch their research to our audience and panel of judges using clear and accessible language to compete for the 2023 MDS/MMS No-Bell Prize.

There will also be a People's Choice Award, door prizes and networking opportunities.

Event details

This event has been postponed.

Presenting at the Event

Graduate researchers submit a short video to apply to speak at the event with up to ten researchers being selected to present. Selected researchers will present for 1 minute, followed by 3 minutes of questions from the host and 1 minute of questions from the audience to make up a total of 5 minutes.

During the 5 minute presentation, our panel will ring a bell each time they hear jargon such as language which is too technical or acronyms that are not widely understood. An official will keep the time and count the number of bells per speaker.

The researcher with the least bells recorded during their presentation will be the winner. There will also be a People's Choice Award voted by the audience on the night.

How to apply

No-Bell Prize applications will be required to submit a brief video application. Applications will open in April 2023. Stay tuned for more information or contact us.

We acknowledge the Monash University's Central Clinical School 'No-Bell Prize' website and Melbourne Neuroscience Institute (University of Melbourne) 2013 Festival of Ideas event as the basis of this event.