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  • Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
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    The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists honor exceptional young scientists and engineers by celebrating their extraordinary achievements, recognizing outstanding promise, and accelerating innovation through unrestricted funding.

    "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 for Young Scientists celebrate America's most innovative and promising faculty-rank scientists and engineers in three disciplinary categories: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. Nominations are accepted from U.S.-based research institutions and the Blavatnik Awards US Scientific Advisory Council. Every year, one nominee in each category is named a Blavatnik National Laureate and awarded $250,000 in unrestricted funds. Learn more about the national program.

    The Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists acknowledge and celebrate the excellence of outstanding postdoctoral scientists and engineers who work in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Winners and finalists are selected by a group of senior scientists and engineers from institutions primarily in the Northeast. Winners are awarded $30,000 each and finalists are awarded $10,000 each in unrestricted funds. Learn more about the regional program.

    The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom celebrate the past accomplishments and future potential of young, faculty-rank scientists and engineers from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and England. Nominations are accepted from all U.K.-based research institutions and the Blavatnik Awards UK Scientific Advisory Council. Every year, one nominee in each of the three disciplinary categories of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry is named a Blavatnik Laureate and awarded $100,000 in unrestricted funds. Two finalists per category are awarded $30,000 each in unrestricted funds. Learn more about the United Kingdom program.

    The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel support Israel's young faculty-rank scientists and engineers early in their independent research careers. Nominations are accepted from Israel-based research institutions and the Blavatnik Awards Israel Scientific Advisory Council. The New York Academy of Sciences collaborates with the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in administering the Awards. Every year, one nominee in each of the three disciplinary categories of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry is named a Blavatnik Laureate and awarded $100,000 in unrestricted funds. Learn more about the Israel 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, Europe, 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 U.S. industrial group with global interests in natural resources and chemicals, media and telecommunications, real estate, technology and e-commerce. For more detailed information, please visit: www.accessindustries.com.

    The New York Academy of Sciences
    The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization that since 1817 has been driving innovative solutions to society's challenges by advancing scientific research, education, and policy. With more than 20,000 Members in 100 countries, the Academy is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. Please visit us online at www.nyas.org and follow us on Twitter at @NYASciences.

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