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2015 Blavatnik National Awards


Tuesday, December 09, 2014


Since 2007, the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists have been open to scientists in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Starting in 2014, the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences areexpanding the faculty competition to include young scientists across the US. The national faculty competition will recognize excellence in three disciplinary categories: Life Sciences; Physical Sciences & Engineering; and Chemistry. The Blavatnik Awards program aims to provide extraordinary young scientists with the funding and recognition necessary to carry out scientific work that will contribute to addressing society's current and future challenges.

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists is accepting nominations for a competition to honor America's most innovative young faculty-rank scientists and engineers.

This new national faculty competition of the Blavatnik Awards will reward excellence by young faculty members in three disciplinary categories.

Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Life Sciences National 
- Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology
- Clinical Medicine
- Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
- Developmental Biology
- Ecology
- Evolutionary Biology
- Genetics & Genomics
- Immunology & Microbiology
- Marine Biology
- Molecular & Cellular Biology
- Neuroscience
- Systems Biology

Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Physical Sciences & Engineering
- Applied Mathematics
- Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
- Astrophysics & Cosmology
- Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Geology & Geophysics
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering
- Materials Science & Nanotechnology
- Nuclear & Particle Physics
- Plasma Physics
- Theoretical Physics

Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Chemistry
- Analytical Chemistry
- Biochemistry & Structural Biology
- Chemical Biology
- Chemical Engineering
- Environmental Chemistry & Biogeochemistry
- Green Chemistry
- Inorganic & Solid-State Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
- Polymer Chemistry
- Synthetic Chemistry
- Theoretical Chemistry

About The Blavatnik Family Foundation
The Blavatnik Family Foundation is an active supporter of leading educational, scientific, cultural, and charitable institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, and throughout the world. The Foundation is headed by Len Blavatnik, an American industrialist and philanthropist. Mr. Blavatnik is the founder and Chairman of Access Industries, a privately-held US industrial group.

The awards are administered by the New York Academy of Sciences. 

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