Recognizing Breakthrough Research and Discovery in Science
The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists is the largest unrestricted prize ever created for early-career scientists.
The awards, administered by the New York Academy of Sciences, recognize exceptional scientists when they need it most – in the early years of their professional careers. It is at this critical time, during promising early stage discovery, that validation and funding will make the difference between those ideas that end in the lab and those that go on to make transformative breakthroughs in science. The awards are open to scientists age 42 and younger working in the fields of Chemistry, Physical Sciences and Engineering or Life Sciences. Honorees are selected based on the quality, novelty, and impact of their research and their potential for further significant contributions to science. The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists encompass four separate award competitions:
- Blavatnik Regional Awards – honoring postdoctoral researchers in the US States of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
- Blavatnik National Awards – recognizing faculty scientists across the United States
- Blavatnik Awards in the United Kingdom – celebrating academic staff researchers working in the United Kingdom
- Blavatnik Awards in Israel – honoring faculty scientists based in Israel; co-administered by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Highlights from the 2021 Ceremony of the UK Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists