Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise

The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise were established in 2009 as a complement to the Vilcek Prizes, to encourage and support young immigrants who have already demonstrated exceptional achievements and who often face significant challenges early in their careers. As with the Vilcek Prizes, the Creative Promise Prizes are awarded annually in biomedical science and in a changing category of the arts, this year recognizing accomplishments in the field of fashion.

Applications are currently open for the 2015 Creative Promise Prizes in Biomedical Science and Fashion. Three $50,000 cash prizes will be awarded in each category. Apply or recommend your friends and colleagues!



  • 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.



  • Art Collections

    Explore the impact of immigrant artists on American Modernism. Drawing on their diverse backgrounds, these artists often made their new home the subject of their work, creating celebrated images of the American landscape, from New York to New Mexico.



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