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.

Hosted by Professor Alastair Sloan (Head, Melbourne Dental School) and Associate Professor Cathy Quinlan (Academic Lead - Graduate Research, Melbourne Medical School), 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.

The winner will receive a $1000 cash prize with the runner up receiving a $500 cash prize. A People's Choice award of $200 will also be awarded on the day by a vote from the live audience.

Event details

When: Tuesday 11 July 2023
Time: 1:00pm - 3.00pm
Where: Forum Theatre (Room 153) Arts West, University of Melbourne Parkville campus
Hosts: Professor Alastair Sloan (MDS) and Associate Professor Cathy Quinlan (MMS)
Judging panel: Amy Coe  (MMS Phd Candidate, Department of General Practice and Primary Care), Dr Nadia Kaunein (Melbourne Dental School) and Jackson Newberry-DupĂ© (PhD Candidate, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health)

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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 make a note 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 notes per speaker.

The researcher with the least notes 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 are now closed. You can still register to attend the event.

For any additional information, please contact organising committee.

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.