Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Number of Submissions Per Institution: 
Submissions Per Institution: 
Candidates for the 2017 Blavatnik National Awards must be nominated by their institutions. Each institution may submit up to three nominations, one in each disciplinary category of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. Please see below for a summary of application materials.
Internal Deadline: 
10/05/2016 - 5:00pm
LOI or Pre-Proposal Required: 
External Deadline: 
11/16/2016 - 5:00pm
Award Amount: 

Please see the web listing for more information on the program.

Nominees and their work as independent investigators will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Quality: The extent to which the work is reliable, valid, credible, and scientifically rigorous.
  • Impact: The extent to which the work addresses an important problem and is influential in the nominee’s field.
  • Novelty: The extent to which the work challenges existing paradigms, employs new methodologies or concepts, and/or pursues an original question.
  • Promise: Future prospects in the nominee’s field and potential for further significant contributions to science.

To apply to OVPRGS:

Please include all the following information by the internal deadline, in addition to the cover page that is attached to this listing.

  • Nominee’s name, date of birth, title, contact information and disciplinary category
  • Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae (4-page maximum, PDF).
  • Nominee’s Research Summary (1,000-word maximum, PDF).
  • Full-text publications and/or patents representing the nominee’s work (up to 4 publications, PDF).
  • Names and email addresses for two letter writers familiar with nominee’s scientific contributions who will provide letters of support.
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