The Vilcek Foundation has issued an open call for applications for the 2021 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. The prizes honor emerging foreign-born professionals living and working in the United States who have demonstrated significant accomplishments early in their careers. Three winners will be selected; each will receive a commemorative award and an unrestricted cash prize of $50,000, intended to support them at a crucial point in their career.
Candidates must be independent researchers in the biomedical sciences who are directly responsible for the development and execution of work submitted for consideration: primary investigators, laboratory directors, or research directors; they should not be graduate students or postdoctoral fellows working under the supervision of a mentor. Eligible candidates should hold a full-time position within an academic institution or a research organization. To be eligible, applicants must have been born outside of the United States; be 38 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2020; and hold a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent).
Eligible candidates must submit an application form, a curriculum vitae, authored works, three short personal essays, and proof of immigration status. Recipients of DACA are welcome to apply. Applications will be accepted from now until June 10, 2020, 5 p.m. EDT.
The application and full eligibility requirements are available at the following link: https://vilcek.co/2021-science-app