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In Search of America’s Next Science Super Stars

Nominations for the 2021 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists will be open from September 16, 2020 through October 28, 2020

Published September 16, 2020

In Search of America’s Next Science Super Stars

The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists honor America’s most innovative, young, faculty-rank scientists and engineers. These Awards celebrate the past accomplishments and future potential of young scientists working in the three disciplinary categories of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. Each year, one Blavatnik National Awards Laureate in each disciplinary category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds, and additional nominees will be recognized as Finalists.

Nominations are accepted from an invited group of research universities, independent research institutions, academic medical centers, and government laboratories from across the United States, as well as from the Awards’ own Scientific Advisory Council, composed of renowned science and technology leaders.  Past Laureates of the Blavatnik National Awards are also invited to submit nominations.

If you are interested in learning about how to be nominated or if you know a brilliant research scientist who would make an outstanding candidate for nomination, contact your institutional nominator, available here, to find out more about the internal selection process at your university or research institute.

For more information, please see the Guidelines for the Blavatnik National Awards, as well as the Nomination Materials & Instructions.

For other questions, please see the Blavatnik National Awards FAQ page, or contact the Blavatnik Awards Team at