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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists National Competition 2017

To:Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological, Physical, and Social Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators
From:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date:August 05, 2016
Subject:Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists National Competition 2017


Deadline for Internal Review:September 12, 2016

Project Description

The Blavatnik Family Foundation is providing critical support to seed innovative work in science and technology that will address society’s most pressing global problems.  These awards recognize the country’s most promising faculty-rank researchers in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.

  • Amount per award: $250,000
  • Duration of award: 1 Year
  • Number of awards: One Blavatnik Laureate in each Disciplinary Category.

Blavatnik 2017 Guidelines


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.
  • Currently conduct research as a principal investigator in one of the disciplinary categories in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, or Chemistry.

UW may submit up to three nominations, one in each disciplinary category.

Each Department is limited to nominating one candidate per disciplinary category.


Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

To submit your application, follow this link:

Please include the following information:

  • Cover Page
  • Nominator’s Rationale for Nomination (200-word maximum)
  • 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.


Sponsor Deadlines

Applications are due to Blavatnik Family Foundation by November 16, 2016.