The eligible disciplinary categories below are not meant to be exhaustive. The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists welcome interdisciplinary research. If you have a question regarding whether or not a particular research topic falls into these categories, please contact the Blavatnik Awards team at or 212.298.8630.

Life Sciences category

Agricultural & Animal Sciences
Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology
Clinical Medicine & Epidemiology
Computational Biology, Bioinformatics & Systems Biology
Developmental Biology
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Genetics & Genomics
Molecular & Cellular Biology

Physical Sciences & Engineering category

Applied Mathematics
Astrophysics & Cosmology 
Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Condensed Matter Physics
Electrical Engineering
Materials Science & Nanotechnology
Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering
Nuclear & Plasma Physics
Particle Physics
Physical Earth Sciences
Theoretical Physics

Chemistry category

Analytical Chemistry
Biochemistry & Structural Biology
Chemical Biology
Chemical Engineering
Environmental Chemistry & Biogeochemistry
Green Chemistry
Inorganic & Solid-State Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Synthetic Chemistry
Theoretical Chemistry