Call for Applications

Immigrant dancers are invited to apply for three $50,000 Creative Promise Prizes

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Nanfu Wang

"The camera gave me courage and justification”

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Silvi Rouskin

“The pandemic has been an extreme cause for speed and urgency”

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2021 Vilcek Foundation Prizes

The Vilcek Foundation has launched an online celebration to honor the recipients of the 2021 Vilcek Foundation Prizes.

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The Vilcek Foundation raises awareness of immigrant contributions in America and fosters appreciation of the arts and sciences.

We honor foreign-born artists, scientists, and advocates of immigrant rights living and working in the United States for their outstanding contributions to society.


Open call for immigrant research scientists

Applications are now open for the 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. Three prizes of $50,000 will be awarded to early-career immigrant research scientists. Learn more about eligibility requirements and apply today!

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Now accepting applications in dance

In 2022, three prizes of $50,000 will be awarded to young immigrant dancers, choreographers, and artistic directors. Applications for the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise are open through June 11, 2021.

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Vilcek Foundation Prizes

Awarded annually, the Vilcek Foundation Prizes honor immigrants for extraordinary contributions in the arts and sciences.