The Vilcek Foundation aims to raise public awareness of the contributions of immigrants to the sciences, arts, and culture in the United States. The Foundation was established in 2000 by Jan and Marica Vilcek, immigrants from the former Czechoslovakia. The mission of the Foundation was inspired by the couple’s respective careers in biomedical science and art history, as well as their personal experiences and appreciation for the opportunities offered them as newcomers to the United States. The Foundation achieves its mission through hosting immigrant artists and performers at their gallery space in New York City, awarding the annual Vilcek Prizes in the biomedical sciences and the arts and humanities, and sponsoring programs such as the Hawaii International Film Festival.
Are you or is someone you know eligible for a 2014 Vilcek Foundation Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science or Design? Check eligibility requirements, and apply online. Deadline: August 14, 2013.
See photos from our awards presentation gala, which included a special surprise performance from Vilcek Prize winner Yo-Yo Ma!
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