Awards to USA and Puerto Rico young engineers and scientists with faculty status at qualifying institutions to recognize their past accomplishments and career potential. Nominations are invited on behalf of promising researchers in the following three categories: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, and Chemical Sciences.
Nominations are accepted from an invited group of research universities, independent research institutions, academic medical centers, and government laboratories from around the United States, as well as from the Awards’ own Scientific Advisory Council, composed of renowned science and technology leaders.
Nominees and their work as independent investigators will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Quality: The extent to which the work is reliable, valid, credible, and scientifically rigorous
- Impact: The extent to which the work addresses an important problem and is influential in the nominee’s field
- Novelty: The extent to which the work challenges existing paradigms, employs new methodologies or concepts, and/or pursues an original question
- Promise: Future prospects in the nominee’s field and potential for further significant contributions to science
Nomination of underrepresented populations in STEM
The Blavatnik Awards strongly encourages all those submitting nominations to the Awards—including institutional nominators, Scientific Advisory Council members, and past Blavatnik Awards Laureates—to diversify the population of candidates nominated for this Award.
A more diverse scientific workforce will accelerate discovery and innovation, and the Blavatnik Awards are committed to honoring the most talented young scientists—regardless of race, ethnicity, disability status, gender, or field of study.
National Awards Laureate and Finalist Responsibilities:
- Attend the Blavatnik National Awards Ceremony in New York City in October 2024
- Laureates are required to deliver a short presentation on their work.
- Participate in Blavatnik National Awards related media activities and inquiries (e.g., video interviews, magazine profile interviews, eBriefings, etc.)
- Laureates have the option to prepare and submit an original article about their research to Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences within one year of receiving the Award.
- Respond to all requests and provide deliverables in a timely manner, to facilitate compliance with the above expectations.
Award disciplines: http://blavatnikawards.org/awards/national-awards/disciplines/