Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise (Biomedical Science, Filmmaking)

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.

Three 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 2021 Creative Promise Prizes in Biomedical Science and Filmmaking

Deadline: June 10, 2020.

 

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Filmmaking:

  • You were born outside the United States and are a naturalized citizen or a green card holder, or currently hold a valid H1B or O-1 visa and have been living or working in the United States for at least five years, or have been granted DACA relief
  • You are not more than 38 years old (born after January 1, 1982)
  • You are a director, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, or producer who has completed at least one short film that has been awarded a prize or selected for film festivals or one full-length film

Biomedical Sciences: 

  • You were born outside the United States and are a naturalized citizen or a green card holder, or currently hold a valid H1B or O-1 visa and have been living or working in the United States for at least five years, or have been granted DACA relief
  • You are not more than 38 years old (born after January 1, 1982)
  • You are a biomedical scientist who has conducted creative, independent research in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science

Amount

$50,000

Funding Type

Prize

Eligibility

Faculty
Junior Faculty

Category

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

External Deadline

June 10, 2020