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Attention UK and Israel: Who are Your Best and Brightest Scientists of 2021?

The nomination window opens on April 29, 2020 for the 2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel and the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom

Published April 15, 2020

Attention UK and Israel: Who are Your  Best and Brightest Scientists of 2021?
Attention UK and Israel: Who are Your  Best and Brightest Scientists of 2021?
Attention UK and Israel: Who are Your  Best and Brightest Scientists of 2021?

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists honor exceptional young scientists and engineers by celebrating their extraordinary achievements, recognizing their inspiring promise, and accelerating their innovations through unrestricted funding.  Building upon the success of the Blavatnik National Awards in the United States and now entering their fourth year, the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom and the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel celebrate the accomplishments and future potential of young faculty-rank (academic staff) researchers in three broad disciplinary categories of science and engineering (Life Sciences, Chemistry, and Physical Sciences & Engineering).

The Blavatnik Awards in the UK are open to academic scientists and engineers working in the United Kingdom.  One Laureate in each disciplinary category is honored with a prize of US$100,000, and two Finalists in each category will receive US$30,000 each.  The New York Academy of Sciences accepts nominations from 135 eligible institutions across the UK, as well as the UK Awards’ Scientific Advisory Council.  The 2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK will be awarded at an awards ceremony and gala dinner, to be held in London in March 2021.

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel are jointly administered by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and honor faculty-rank researchers working in Israel.  One Laureate in each disciplinary category will receive US$100,000.  Nominations are accepted from nine institutions across Israel, as well as the Blavatnik Awards in Israel Scientific Advisory Council.  The 2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel will be awarded at a formal ceremony and dinner, to be held in April 2021 at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Nominations for both programs will be accepted between April 29 and June 24, 2020.

Candidates must be nominated by their institutions; self-nominations are not allowed.  Institutional nominations must be submitted by the institution’s President or equivalent, Provost or equivalent, or their official designee.

If you are interested in being nominated, please contact your institution’s Institutional Contact (listed here for UK and here for Israel) in the first instance.  They will be able to provide information about your institution’s internal selection process.  You can also contact us at BlavatnikAwardsUK@nyas.org or BlavatnikAwardsIsrael@nyas.org.

Institutional Nominators can nominate for the Blavatnik Awards via the links provided on the relevant awards program pages on blavatnikawards.org.

To learn more about the award-winning research of past Blavatnik Award recipients, please visit blavatnikawards.org/honorees.

For more information, please go to Blavatnikawards.org.