The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences are pleased to announce that nominations will be accepted for the 2023 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists from September 28, 2022 to November 9, 2022.
Your institution is invited to nominate up to three outstanding young faculty-rank or equivalent level researchers,
one in each of the three disciplinary categories: Chemistry, Physical
Sciences & Engineering, and Life Sciences. Eligible nominees must
be 42 years of age or younger (born in or after 1981), and hold a
tenured or tenure-track position or equivalent at your institution.
Now entering its tenth year, the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists recognize
and celebrate America’s most innovative and promising faculty-rank
scientists and engineers. Each year, one nominee in each category is
awarded $250,000 in unrestricted funding and honored at the Blavatnik
National Awards ceremony in New York City as a Blavatnik National Awards
Please refer to the updated 2023 Blavatnik National Awards Nomination Guidelines for full details on candidate eligibility and selection criteria, and the Nomination Materials and Instructions page for nomination requirements and online submission instructions. The nominations portal will be accessible through the Blavatnik Awards website during the nomination period, which will begin on September 28, 2022 and end on November 9, 2022. You will be notified by our team when the nominations portal is open.
would also like to take this opportunity to collect contact information
related to your institution’s award nominating team. Below are the
three main roles which the Blavatnik Awards Team uses to communicate
with your institution. Kindly complete this survey if your institution would like to update contacts for the roles described below. You will have the opportunity to also provide contact information for any administrative assistants to the individual, if applicable.
- Institutional Leadership: Typically
the institution’s President, Vice-Provost, Director, or
equivalent, this individual receives official notifications about
the Awards and is ultimately responsible for the institution’s
- Official Nominator: This
is the person actually submitting nominations in the online
nominations portal. This can be the Institutional Leadership
contact or their designee. The Official Nominator will receive
follow-up communications and updates and be contacted for technical
issues related to nominations.
- Institutional Contact: This
is the individual who you would like potential nominees at your
institution to contact for information about your institutional
selection process. This can be the same as one or both of your
other contacts but often is the individual directly responsible for
managing your internal nominee selection process. This person’s
name will be listed on our Invited Institutions webpage, unless you tell us that you would prefer to not identify this individual online.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. You may send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
or directly contact the Blavatnik Awards staff at (212) 298-8630 (M-F,
9 am – 5 pm ET). Additional information is also available on our
website at: http://blavatnikawards.org/national-awards/.
you for participating in the Blavatnik National Awards for Young
Scientists. We look forward to hearing about the most exciting and
promising young faculty researchers from your institution.
L. Amanda Sadacca, PhD
New York Academy of Sciences