The Vilcek Foundation raises awareness of immigrant contributions in the United States and fosters appreciation of the arts and sciences.
The Vilcek Foundation Prizes are awarded to foreign-born individuals for extraordinary achievement in the arts and sciences.
Awarded to immigrants with a legacy of major accomplishment in the biomedical sciences and the arts and humanities.
Awarded to young immigrant professionals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement early in their careers.
Awarded to immigrants who have had a significant impact on American society, or to individuals who are dedicated champions of immigrant causes.
Marcus Samuelsson receives the Vilcek Prize in Culinary Arts for culinary excellence and artistry, as well as creative, impactful engagement with a wide range of social issues through culinary arts.
Dinaw Mengestu receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature for his celebrated writings that explore the themes of alienation and human connection among immigrants in America.