Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise (Biomedical Science, Design)

Funding Agency:
Vilcek Foundation

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.

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

Applications are now open for the Creative Promise Prizes in Biomedical Science and Design.

Deadline: June 12, 2023


Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements


  • You were born outside the United States to non-American parents
  • You are not more than 38 years old
  • You have 5 years of professional experience in design and possess a strong track record of creative and high-caliber work

Biomedical Sciences: 

  • You were born outside the United States
  • You are not more than 38 years old
  • You have conducted creative, independent research in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science



Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Arts & Humanities
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

June 12, 2023