The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
recognize the country’s most promising faculty-rank researchers in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. One Blavatnik Laureate in each disciplinary category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds.
The nominee must:
- Have been born in or after 1975.
- Hold a doctorate degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.).
- Currently hold a faculty position at an invited institution in the United States.
- Currently conduct research as a principal investigator in one of the disciplinary categories in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, or Chemistry.
Previously nominated individuals who were not selected as Laureates in past Awards cycles may be nominated again. The Blavatnik Awards welcomes candidates from underrepresented groups in science and engineering.
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.
Institutional nominations must be submitted by the institution’s President (or equivalent), Provost, or their official designee. Institutions must send a brief statement to firstname.lastname@example.org
naming the official designees as nominators before submitting nominations.
Self-nominations are not allowed. Nominees do not submit their own nomination materials and should direct all questions to their institution’s official nominator.
Oregon State can submit 3 nominations, one in each of:
- Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Life Sciences
- Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Physical Sciences & Engineering
- Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Chemistry
Internal deadline - Letter of Intent for Application to the Research Office due November 1, 2016
Please provide a 1-2 page summary to the Research Office highlighting the Blavatnik Award evaluation criteria. Email to Research.Development@oregonstate.edu
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.
November 16, 2016: Nominations close
November 30, 2016: Letters of support due
Summer 2017: Laureates selected and notified
Fall 2017: Awards Ceremony in New York City