The New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists were created in 2007 to acknowledge the excellence of our most noteworthy young scientists and engineers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Finalists and winners receive unrestricted financial support thanks to the generosity of the Blavatnik Charitable Foundation. Annual.
In a continuing effort to encourage and recognize high standards of dissertation research, the Psychology Section of the New York Academy of Sciences awards the James McKeen Cattell Award for outstanding doctoral dissertation in psychology. Annual.
In 2012 the Sackler Institute decided to award grants for research on the links between nutrition and the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. These grants aim to support innovative, rapid-response research studies that would add to our understanding of specific nutrition-related mechanisms responsible for non-communicable diseases (with focus on obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease), with a maximum amount of $50,000 per proposal. Annual.
The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) is partnering with the New York Academy of Sciences to issue challenge grants to accelerate drug development for Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The grants will be known as ADDF/NYAS Challenge Grants and are aimed to incent the development and validation of short-term sensitive biomarkers that correlate closely to clinical outcomes in Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Specific priority areas of interest will be pre-determined on an annual basis. Annual.
Scientists Without Borders, in partnership with The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are seeking bold, innovative, feasible, and scalable ideas to leapfrog existing approaches and significantly improve the collection, reporting, aggregation, and sharing of data associated with dairy production and consumption all along the smallholder dairy production value chain in, but not limited to, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Students at all levels are encouraged to submit ideas by July 11, 2013. For more information please visit the challenge page.
Past Awards and Challenges
The Aspen Brain Forum Prize recognized excellence in the field of neuroscience by senior scientists and junior investigators who made innovative discoveries with broad application and impact.
The New York Academy of Sciences Innovation in Industry Awards recognized the great contributions that young scientists and engineers in industry make to research, development, and innovation.
Scientists Without Borders, in partnership with PepsiCo, hosted a $10,000 open innovation challenge that sought effective at-home or community-based methods that would allow women to easily, affordably, and safely fortify staple foods with folic acid. Folic acid consumption prior to and during pregnancy is critical to the prevention of neural tube defects. In December 2011, Scientists Without Borders awarded $10,000 to the three winning solutions, including $6,000 to the first place idea: a proposal to triple fortify salt.
Scientists Without Borders, along with The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and DSM's humanitarian nutrition think tank, Sight and Life, partnered to host a $25,000 open innovation challenge seeking more sustainable and effective approaches for delivering micronutrient powders (MNPs) that also satisfies stringent manufacturing and cost-per-unit requirements and meets the need to protect the powders' integrity under harsh conditions. In February 2013, the $25,000 prize was divided among three winners who proposed solutions grounded in a combination of proven packaging techniques and new, innovative concepts.