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 are open through June 10, 2024

Biomedical science applications are now open

  • 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
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Visual artists and curators are welcome to apply

  • Three prizes of $50,000 in visual arts and three prizes of $50,000 in curatorial work
  • Immigrant artists and curators who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in visual arts or curatorial work
Learn about prizes for visual arts and curatorial work
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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.