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2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Prizes to USA Scholars to Honor Exceptional
Achievement in Scientific Fields

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Vilcek Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/11/21 5:00 PM EDT

Description:

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Prizes of $50,000 to USA scientists to honor exceptional achievement in scientific fields. Eligible prize winners are young foreign-born scientists who intend to pursue a professional career in the United States, and who work in applied, basic, and translational fields of biomedical science. The Vilcek Foundation will award prizes to young immigrant biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169727

Number of Grants:

3

Estimated Size of Grant:

$50,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must:
- Have been born outside the United States of America to non-American parents.
- Not be more than 38 years old as of December 31, 2021 (born on or after January 1, 1983).
- Have lived in the United States for at least four years (or immigrated to the United States on or before December 31, 2017).
- Be one of the following: a naturalized citizen or a permanent resident of the United States; a H-1B or O-1 visa holder with a valid visa stamp; a H-4 visa holder with a valid EAD card; a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) relief; an asylee or an asylum seeker who has applied for asylum and has a valid EAD card.
- Have earned a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent).
- Hold a full-time position at an academic institution or other organization. Eligible positions include: assistant or associate professor, or equivalent independent position.
- Be directly responsible for the design and execution of the work submitted for consideration. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working under the supervision of a mentor are not eligible.
- Intend to pursue a professional career in the United States.
- Not be a past recipient of the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise.

Pre-Application Information:

Submit a completed application by 5:00pm EDT, June 11, 2021

The winners of the Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science will be notified in fall 2021. Prizewinners will be invited to attend the Vilcek Foundation’s annual awards ceremony in New York City in the spring of 2022. Travel expenses and accommodations will be covered by the foundation.

Applicants are welcome to create and fill out an application on their own. They do not need to be sponsored.

If you are in the process of finalizing the application for a green card or applying for DACA and expect to have the proper documentation by August 2021, please contact the Fund before submitting your application.

More information about the prize:
https://vilcek.org/prizes/vilcek-prizes-for-creative-promise/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Eligibility quiz and application link:
https://vilcekfoundation.force.com/fgm_portal__CommunitySignupQuiz?id=a0L0W00000Qj99lUAB

If you have any other questions regarding the awards or the application process, please contact:
Shinnie Kim, Senior Program Officer
creativepromise@vilcek.org

21 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021
info@vilcek.org

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