Vilcek Prizes For Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science. 

Eligibility Requirements


Selection Process


Online Application


Frequently Asked Questions


Please carefully review the eligibility and application requirements above before starting your application.

If you have any other questions regarding the awards or the application process, please contact Phuong Pham, Program Officer, at 212-472-2500 or

  • 2015 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science and Fashion
    2015 Creative Promise Prizes

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  • Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Jessell and Neri Oxman, recipients of the 2014 Vilcek Prizes in Biomedical Science and Design!


    Kudos to the recipients of the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise, in Biomedical Science: Spanish-born Dr. Antonio Giraldez, Greek-born Dr. Stavros Lomvardas, and Iranian-born Dr. Pardis Sabeti, and in Design: Iranian-born Yasaman Hashemian, Togolese-born Mansour Ourasanah, and Colombian-born Quilian Riano.



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