In Search of the UK and Israel’s Top Academic Young Scientists and Engineers
The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel and the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK both open their 2020 nomination windows on May 1, 2019
Published April 23, 2019
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 U.S. and now entering their third 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 researchers in three disciplinary categories of science and engineering (Life Sciences, Chemistry, and Physical Sciences & Engineering).
The Blavatnik Awards in the U.K. 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 U.K., as well as the U.K. Awards’ Scientific Advisory Council. The 2020 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the U.K. will be awarded at a gala ceremony to be held in London in March 2020.
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 2020 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel will be awarded at a formal ceremony to be held in April 2020 at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
Nominations for both programs will be accepted between May 1 and June 26, 2019.
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. Potential Nominees should direct all questions regarding institutional nomination procedures to their institution’s official nominator; please refer to the eligible institutions page for the relevant awards program, or contact us at BlavatnikAwardsUK@nyas.org or BlavatnikAwardsIsrael@nyas.org .
For more information please go to Blavatnikawards.org