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
  • An open call for applications will be announced in Spring 2022

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
  • Applications are now closed. Winners will be notified in Fall 2021

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
  • Applications are now closed. Winners will be notified in Fall 2021

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.