US Regional Awards

The Blavatnik Regional Awards acknowledge and celebrate the excellence of outstanding postdoctoral scientists from institutions in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut working in the three disciplinary categories of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemical Sciences.

Laureates are awarded $30,000 each and two Finalists in each disciplinary category are awarded $10,000 each in unrestricted funds.  

“Young scientists represent the future of scientific thought. 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 in 20, 50, 100 years.”

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

Nominations are accepted from an invited group of research universities, independent research institutions, academic medical centers, and government laboratories in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. 

Members of the Jury responsible for selecting the Blavatnik Regional Awards honorees are distinguished scientists and engineers from various institutions in the tri-state area. 

The honorees of the Blavatnik Regional Awards are celebrated each year with a ceremony in New York City.