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.
Ruth Lehmann receives the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science for unraveling the molecular basis by which germ cells, which give rise to sperm and egg cells, are formed.