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Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Prizes to USA Young Immigrant Biomedical
Scientists in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement

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Vilcek Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/11/18 5:00 PM EDT


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Prizes of $50,000 to USA young immigrant biomedical scientists for exceptional achievement in basic, applied, or translational biomedical science. Applicants will be judged according to the significance and quality of their research and publication record attained by their 38th birthday. In addition, the applicants will also be judged on their ability to communicate the significance of their research to a scientifically literate audience.

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GrantWatch ID#: 169727

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science, applicants must meet all of the criteria listed below:

- Applicant must have been born outside the United States and its Territories.

- Applicant must not be more than 38 years old as of December 31, 2018 (born on or after January 1, 1980).

- Applicant must be a naturalized citizen of the United States; or be a permanent resident (green card holder) of the United States; 0r be a holder of an H1B or O-1 visa and have been living and working in the United States for at least 5 years; or have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).*

- Applicant must have earned a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent).

- Applicant must hold a full-time position at an academic institution or other organization. Eligible positions include the following: assistant or associate professor, or equivalent independent position. The applicant must 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.

- Applicant must intend to pursue a professional career in the United States.

- Applicant must not be a past winner or finalist of the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise.

* If you are in the process of applying for DACA and expect to have the proper documentation by August 2018, please contact Shinnie Kim, Program Officer before submitting your application.

Pre-Application Information:

An online application must be submitted by 5:00 PM EDT, June 11, 2018.

The winners of the Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science will be notified by November 2018 and will be invited to attend the Vilcek Foundation’s annual awards ceremony in New York City, in the spring of 2019. Travel expenses and accommodations will be covered by the foundation.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Shinnie Kim, Program Officer

Vilcek Foundation
167 East 73rd Street
New York, New York 10021

Fax: 212.472.4720

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