The Awards are 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 Chemical Sciences, 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 contributions to science.