Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise

The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise support emerging to mid-career immigrant professionals who have demonstrated exceptional achievements early in their careers. The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise are awarded annually in biomedical science, and in a rotating category in the arts and humanities.

  • Applications for biomedical science and music will open in 2022
  • Three winners in biomedical science and three in the arts and humanities awarded each year
  • $50,000 cash award and a commemorative certificate

Selection Process

An open call for applications is announced annually; eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Three winners are selected in each category through an application process juried by panels of experts in each field.

In 2023 the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise will be awarded in biomedical science and in music. For questions about the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise, contact creativepromise@vilcek.org.