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2021 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise

The Vilcek Foundation is accepting applications for the 2021 Creative Promise Prizes in Biomedical Science and Filmmaking.

The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise were established in 2009 as a complement to the Vilcek Prizes, to encourage and support emerging to mid-career immigrant artists and scientists who have demonstrated exceptional achievements early in their careers. As with the Vilcek Prizes, the Creative Promise Prizes are awarded annually in biomedical science and in a rotating category of the arts.

Three winners are selected in each category through an application process juried by panels of experts in each field. Prizewinners each receive a $50,000 cash award and are honored at an awards ceremony in New York City.

The two main competition categories for 2021 are:

  • Biomedical Science
  • Filmmaking

All applicants must have been born outside of USA and are not older than 38.

The Vilcek Foundation raises awareness of immigrant contributions in the United States and fosters appreciation of the arts and sciences.