Born in Hungary
Katalin Karikó receives the Vilcek Prize for Excellence in Biotechnology for her pioneering research leadership into the development of mRNA therapeutics, which led to the development of mRNA vaccines for COVID-19.
2022 Vilcek Prize for Excellence in Biotechnology
Born in United States
Andrew Yang receives the Vilcek Prize for Excellence in Public Service in recognition of his leadership in advancing ideas addressing issues ranging from wealth inequality, to understanding how corporations use individuals’ personal data, to autism and American families.
2021 Vilcek Prize for Excellence in Public Service
Carmen C. Bambach
Born in Chile
Carmen C. Bambach receives the Vilcek Prize for Excellence in Art History for revelatory contributions to the study of Renaissance drawings, and for curating landmark exhibitions that made masterpieces available to new audiences.
2019 Vilcek Prize for Excellence in Art History