In fulfilling its ongoing mission to raise public awareness of the outstanding contributions of foreign-born scientists and artists living and working in the United States, the Vilcek Foundation presents awards annually to selected candidates in biomedical research and a changing category in the arts.
The guiding philosophy behind the establishment of the Vilcek Foundation Prizes is to support activities that reflect the values of Jan and Marica Vilcek, the organization’s cofounders, and that help express their appreciation for the many opportunities afforded to them by their adopted country.
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.
Images for publication are available only for the purpose of media coverage of the Vilcek Foundation and its activities. All published images must be accompanied by a credit line and copyright information. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.