The Vilcek Foundation Prizes

The Vilcek Foundation Prizes

The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its annual prizes, awarded to recognize and support the extraordinary contributions immigrants make to American society.

The Vilcek Foundation Prizes were established in 2006 and have grown ever since; the most recent addition to the program is the Vilcek Prize for Excellence, inaugurated in 2019. Since its creation, the Vilcek Foundation has awarded over $4.5 million to immigrants from 53 different countries.

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Vilcek Prizes

The Vilcek Prizes are awarded to immigrants with a legacy of major accomplishment in the biomedical sciences and the arts and humanities, including: culinary arts, music, film, architecture, literature, dance, contemporary music, design, fashion, theatre, and visual arts. The Vilcek Prize includes a $100,000 cash award. Learn more >

 

Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise

The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise are awarded to emerging to mid-career immigrant professionals in the biomedical sciences and the arts and humanities who have demonstrated outstanding achievement early in their careers. The Creative Promise Prize includes a $50,000 cash award. LEARN MORE >

 

Vilcek Prize for Excellence

The Vilcek Prize for Excellence is awarded to immigrants who have had a profound impact on American society and world culture, or to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to immigrant causes. The Vilcek Prize for Excellence includes a $100,000 cash award. Learn more >

 

Meet the 2019 Vilcek Foundation Prizewinners

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  • 2019 Vilcek Prizewinners

    Congratulations to the remarkable biomedical scientists and culinary artists who have been awarded the 2019 Vilcek Foundation Prizes! Learn more about their incredible accomplishments.

     

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  • 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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  • Press Information

    Press kits and images for publication are available only for the purpose of media coverage of the Vilcek Foundation. All published images must be accompanied by a credit line and copyright information. Please email info@vilcek.org for information.

     

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