Israel Awards


The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel recognize the country’s most promising faculty-rank (academic staff) researchers in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemical Sciences. One Blavatnik Laureate in each disciplinary category will receive US$100,000 in unrestricted funds. The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel are generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and co-administered by the New York Academy of Sciences and The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

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 Blavatnik Award Laureates demonstrate their outstanding merit, their passion for pushing the frontiers of scientific discovery, and their bright future as part of a new generation of pioneering Israeli scientists.”

—Nili Cohen, President Emeritus, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

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. Past Laureates of the Blavatnik Awards in Israel are also invited to submit nominations.

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel will be conferred at a formal ceremony each spring.