The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists supports and honors outstanding scientists and engineers by encouraging and accelerating innovation through unrestricted funding and by recognizing their extraordinary achievements as vital contributions to science and society.
"Our goal is to recognize and celebrate exceptional young scientists—to make them examples of what the next generation of young scientists should strive to achieve. The Blavatnik Family Foundation is providing critical support to seed innovative work in science and technology that will address society's most pressing global problems."
— Len Blavatnik
Founder and Chairman of Access Industries
and head of the Blavatnik Family Foundation
The Blavatnik National Awards celebrate America’s most innovative and promising faculty-rank scientists and engineers. In 2014, the first year of the national program, one nominee in each of the three disciplinary categories (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry) will be named a Blavatnik Laureate and awarded $250,000 in unrestricted funds. Learn more about the national program.
The Blavatnik Regional Awards recognize outstanding postdoctoral-rank scientists working at institutions in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Winners are awarded $30,000 each and finalists are awarded $10,000 each in unrestricted funds. Learn more about the regional program.
About The Blavatnik Family Foundation
The Blavatnik Family Foundation is an active supporter of leading educational, scientific, cultural, and charitable institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, and throughout the world. The Foundation is headed by Len Blavatnik, an American industrialist and philanthropist. Mr. Blavatnik is the founder and Chairman of Access Industries, a privately-held US industrial group with global interests in natural resources and chemicals, media and telecommunications, emerging technologies, life sciences and real estate. For more detailed biographical information on Len Blavatnik or Access Industries, please visit: www.accessindustries.com.
About the New York Academy of Sciences
The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization that since 1817 has been committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide. With 25,000 members in 140 countries, the Academy is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. The Academy's core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large. Please visit us online at www.nyas.org.