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.

  • Young immigrant research scientists and artists are welcome to apply
  • $50,000 cash award
  • Applications are open through June 11, 2021

Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

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  • Three prizes of $50,000
  • Foreign-born research scientists whose work exemplifies outstanding scientific accomplishment and represents a significant contribution to their area of research
  • Application deadline: June 11, 2021, 5pm ET

Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance

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  • Three prizes of $50,000
  • Immigrant dancers, choreographers, and artistic directors whose work demonstrates a significant contribution to dance and movement arts in the United States
  • Application deadline: June 11, 2021, 5pm ET

Selection Process

Three winners are selected in each category through an application process juried by panels of experts in each field.

The Creative Promise Prizewinners each receive a $50,000 cash award and are honored at an awards ceremony in New York City.