The Vilcek Foundation aims to raise public awareness of the contributions of immigrants to the sciences, arts, and culture in the United States.
To that end, the foundation will award Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science of $50,000 to three young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. The work of applicants may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science.
To be eligible, applicants must have been born outside the United States, and must not be more than 38 years old as of December 31, 2018. Eligible applicants also must be a naturalized citizen, permanent resident (green card holder), or holder of an H1B or O-1 visa who has been living and working in the United States for at least five years, or who has been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.
In addition, applicants must have earned a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent), intend to pursue a professional career in the United States, and hold a full-time position at an academic institution or other organization. Eligible positions include assistant or associate professor, research scientist, or equivalent.
See the Vilcek Foundation website for complete program guidelines, information about past winners, and application instructions.