The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise

Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise

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The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise were established in 2009 as a complement to the Vilcek Prizes, to encourage and support emerging to mid-career immigrant artists and scientists who have demonstrated exceptional achievements early in their careers. As with the Vilcek Prizes, the Creative Promise Prizes are awarded annually in biomedical science and in a rotating category of the arts, this year recognizing accomplishments in the field of culinary arts.

Three winners are selected in each category through an application process juried by panels of experts in each field. The Creative Promise Prizewinners each receive a $50,000 cash award and are honored at an awards ceremony in New York City.

The Vilcek Foundation is now seeking applications for the 2020 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise! Awarded annually, this round of prizes will be presented in literature and biomedical science.

Open Call for 2020 Creative Promise Prize Applications

Applications are now open for the 2020 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science and Literature! Learn more:

Biomedical Science >

Literature >


2019 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise

Congratulations to the phenomenal winners of the 2019 Creative Promise Prizes! Read more about their incredible accomplishments in biomedical science and culinary arts.

Biomedical Science:

Amit Choudhary >

Jeanne T. Paz >

Mikhail G. Shapiro >

Culinary Arts:

Tejal Rao >

Fabián von Hauske Valtierra >

Nite Yun >


  • 2020 Creative Promise Prizes

    Are you or is someone you know eligible for a 2020 Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science or Literature? Check eligibility requirements and apply today!





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