Now accepting applications for the 2015 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

New York, NY, February 10, 2014 — The Vilcek Foundation is seeking applications for the 2015 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science.  Three foreign-born biomedical scientists will be selected to receive the prizes, each including a cash award of $50,000.

Established in 2009, the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise raise public awareness of the key role foreign-born researchers play in sustaining the leadership position of the United States in the sciences; the prizes also serve to support younger scientists who have distinguished themselves early in their careers.

Researchers in all fields of biomedical science are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have been born abroad, be naturalized citizens or permanent residents of the United States, hold a doctoral degree, intend to pursue a career in the United States, and be no more than 38 years old as of December 31, 2014.  In addition, they must also hold a full-time independent position at an academic institution or other organization.

A panel of distinguished members of the scientific community will select the recipients of the prizes. The jury will consider the candidates’ innovation, independence, creativity, clarity of vision, and impact on the field of biomedical research.

A written application, professional résumé, list of publications, and letters of recommendation are required. The deadline for submissions is June 10, 2014.  Eligibility requirements and a link to the online application can be found at Vilcek.org.

The winners will be notified by November 2014 and honored at the Foundation’s annual awards ceremony, in New York City, in the spring of 2015. 

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