Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science
The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $35,000 each to young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science.
Applications for the 2014 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise are now closed.
A panel of distinguished jurors—scientists and science/medical writers or editors—will evaluate each application based primarily on the individual’s research contributions to progress in biomedical sciences, as demonstrated by the quality and significance of his/her research and publication record. The individuals chosen will have demonstrated exceptional independence and creativity by their 38th birthday. In addition, the applicants will be judged on their ability to communicate the significance of their research to a scientifically literate audience.
The Creative Promise Prize recipients selected by the jury will be scientists whose work best exemplifies the characteristics outlined above. All three winners will be considered equal in standing. Recommendations of the jury will be submitted to the Vilcek Foundation’s Board of Directors for final approval.
The winners of the Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science will be notified in November 2013 and will be invited to attend the Vilcek Foundation’s annual awards ceremony in New York City in the spring of 2014.
Rick Kinsel’s Gone MAD!
The Museum of Arts and Design will honor our very own Rick Kinsel at their annual Visionaries! Awards gala, for his leadership and creativity in the field of design. Congratulations, Rick!
The Vilcek Trophy
Our commemorative prize sculptures are each uniquely designed by Austrian-born designer Stefan Sagmeister, a testament to the individual circumstances and achievements of each Vilcek Prize winner.
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