In Search of the Next Science Stars of the UK and Israel
The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel and the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK both open their 2022 nomination windows on March 24, 2021
Published March 18, 2021
The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists honor exceptional young scientists 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 U.S. and now entering their fifth 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 (academic staff) researchers in three broad disciplinary categories: 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 137 eligible institutions across the UK, as well as the UK Awards’ Scientific Advisory Council and past Blavatnik Awards in the UK Laureates. The 2022 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK will be conferred at an awards ceremony and gala dinner, to be held in London in the spring of 2022. The nomination period for the 2022 Blavatnik Awards in the UK opens on March 24, 2021 and will remain open until May 19, 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 the nine academic institutions across Israel, as well as the Blavatnik Awards in Israel Scientific Advisory Council. The 2022 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel will be awarded at a formal ceremony and dinner, to be held in the spring of 2022 in Jerusalem. The nomination period for the 2022 Blavatnik Awards in Israel opens on March 24, 2021 and will remain open until May 5, 2021.
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 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 the Blavatnik Awards team 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 maximize success in the program, Institutional Nominators and potential nominees are strongly encouraged to read in full the Guidelines and Nomination Materials & Instructions pages of the relevant program. For more information please go to Blavatnikawards.org.