Applications now open for 2017.

Donor: The Yeomans and Buxton families, their friends and associates, to establish a prize in memory of the late Karl David Yeomans. Karl, a poet, died from brain cancer at age 33, and was the son of Professor Neville Yeomans, formerly Associate Dean (Academic Programs) in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and also formerly Head of the Department of Medicine at The Western Hospital.


The value of this year's prize is $750.

Disclaimer: The benefit amount for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.


This award is open to all students studying in the MDHS faculty.


The winner will be determined by the Karl David Yeomans Prize Committee comprising of three University of Melbourne staff.


Student's should submit a 3000-word essay on the topic of brain cancer.

Students should submit their essay to with an application covering letter.

Deadline for this year's applications is Monday, 23rd of October 2017.


Please contact the MMS Prize Administrator at


Application covering letter can be found here.