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Prizes to USA Immigrant Scholars to Honor
Exceptional Achievement in Scientific Fields

2023 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

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Funding Source:

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Vilcek Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/10/22

Description:

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Prizes of $50,000 to USA scientists employed at qualified institutions to recognize excellence in scientific fields. The program honors young individuals who are immigrants to the United States and who intend to pursue a professional career in the United States. Eligible applicants work in applied, basic, and translational fields of biomedical science.

Why Should You Apply:

  • Unrestricted cash prize is awarded to each prizewinner
  • Reflect on how your experience as an immigrant has shaped your success
  • Receive an invaluable endorsement of your contributions to biomedical science from leaders in your field
  • Winners are featured in a public relations campaign that promotes their work

Eligible categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biophysics
  • Cancer research
  • Cell biology
  • Chemical biology
  • Computational biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics/molecular genetics
  • Human disease
  • Immunology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Metabolism/Endocrinology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology
  • Stem cell research
  • Virology

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, 2022 (born on or after January 1, 1984). Exceptions will be made for applicants who were born on or after January 1, 1982 and experienced career interruptions due to medical, military, parental or caregiving leave.
- Have lived in the United States for at least four years (or immigrated to the United States on or before December 31, 2018).
- 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 entire work submitted for consideration and have at least one publication as corresponding author.
- 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:

Timeline:
- Applications are open through June 10, 2022.
- The winners of the Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science will be notified in fall 2022.
- Prizewinners will be invited to attend the Vilcek Foundation’s annual awards ceremony in New York City, in the spring of 2023. Travel expenses and accommodations will be covered by the foundation.

More than one person from an institution can submit an application.

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: https://vilcekfoundation.force.com/fgm_portal__CommunitySignupQuiz?id=a0L0W00000Qj99lUAB

For questions regarding the awards or the application process, please contact:
Shinnie Kim, Senior Program Officer
creativepromise@vilcek.org

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

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