Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists Now Open for UK Entries

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists Now Open for UK Entries

After ten years of recognizing the most innovative young faculty-rank scientists and engineers in the New York area and across the United States, the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences are delighted to bring the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists to the United Kingdom in 2017.

These awards celebrate the past accomplishments and future potential of young faculty researchers working in three disciplinary categories of science and engineering. Every year, one nominee in each category will be named a Blavatnik Awards in the UK Laureate and awarded US$100,000 in unrestricted funds, with two Blavatnik Awards in the UK finalists in each category both receiving US$30,000.

The three categories for nomination are:

  • Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom in Life Sciences
  • Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom in Physical Sciences & Engineering
  • Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom in Chemistry

Eligibility – the nominee must:

  • Have been born in or after 1976
  • Hold a doctorate degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.).
  • Currently hold a faculty position at a university or independent research institution in the UK that conducts research in the recognised categories of the Awards. See the website for a full list of institutions eligible to submit nominations.
  • Currently conduct research as a principal investigator in one of the disciplinary categories in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, or Chemistry.

For further information please visit the Blavatnik website.

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom will be conferred at a formal ceremony in London each spring.