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.

Applications for the 2024 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise are closed.

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.

Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

  • Three prizes of $50,000 each
  • Immigrant research scientists whose work exemplifies outstanding scientific accomplishment and represents a significant contribution to their area of research
Learn more about science prizes

Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Design

  • Three prizes of $50,000 each
  • Immigrant designers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in design
Learn more about design prizes