Israel Awards


The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Scientists in collaboration with the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities are excited to announce the 2020 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel.

These awards celebrate the past accomplishments and future potential of young faculty-rank researchers working in three disciplinary categories of science and engineering. Every year, one nominee in each category will be named a Blavatnik Awards in Israel Laureate and awarded US$100,000 in unrestricted funds. The three categories for nomination are:

  • Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in Israel in Life Sciences 

  • Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in Israel in Physical Sciences & Engineering 

  • Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in Israel in Chemistry  

“Encouraging and supporting young scientists is essential if we are to successfully address society’s challenges. By honoring these young individuals and their achievements we are helping to promote the breakthroughs in science and technology that will define how our world will look over the next century.”

Len Blavatnik, Founder and Chairman of Access Industries and head of the Blavatnik Family Foundation

Nominations are accepted from eligible institutions in Israel, as well as from the Awards’ own Scientific Advisory Council composed of renowned science and engineering leaders.

The Blavatnik Awards in Israel will be conferred at a formal ceremony in Jerusalem each spring.