The New York Academy of Sciences 2018 Blavatnik Awards

Date Posted:
Deadline for Notice of Intent (NOI):09/13/17
Agency Deadline:11/15/17
Limit on Number of Proposals:One in Life Sciences, One in Physical Sciences and Engineering, One in Chemistry for a total of 3- KU-L and KUMC: Considered independent organizations.
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The national faculty competition of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists recognizes the country’s most promising young faculty-rank scientists and engineers in the National Discipline categories of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. Institutional nominations of candidates for the national faculty competition must be submitted by the institution’s President, Provost, or the President’s official designee.

One Blavatnik Laureate from each disciplinary category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds and be published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences on the topic for which he/she is being honored.

To be eligible, a candidate must:

  • Have been born in or after 1976.
  • Have earned a doctoral degree in one of the National Disciplines (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.). (Click here for a complete list of qualifying disciplines)
  • Currently hold a faculty position at an invited institution in the United States.

Young Scientists who feel they meet the listed eligibility requirements must contact their Department Chair, Dean, or Director to indicate interest in being nominated

Limited Submission Proposals Procedure:
Notice of Intent Procedure:

If you are interested in submitting to this opportunity, please Click Here * to submit a Notice of Intent form. You will be asked to provide your name, please include the person you are nominating in the “Known Team Members” text field.

Please contact if you have questions or experience any difficulty submitting the NOI form.

Please submit your NOI form or send an email NOI to, by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

If the number of interested parties exceeds the mandated limit, the respondents will be asked to submit a brief pre-proposal for review by an internal selection committee.

If you have any questions about the solicitation or the process described above, please 

Contact:Nancy Biles: 785-864-7434