United Kingdom Awards

After ten years of recognizing the most innovative young faculty-rank scientists and engineers in the New York area and across the United States, the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences are delighted to bring the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists to the United Kingdom in 2017.

These awards celebrate the past accomplishments and future potential of young faculty researchers working in three disciplinary categories of science and engineering. Every year, one nominee in each category will be named a Blavatnik Awards in the UK Laureate and awarded US$100,000 in unrestricted funds, with two Blavatnik Awards in the UK finalists in each category both receiving US$30,000.. The three categories for nomination are:

  • Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom in Life Sciences 

  • Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom in Physical Sciences & Engineering 

  • Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom 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 invited from eligible institutions across the United Kingdom, as well as from the Awards' own Scientific Advisory Council composed of distinguished science and engineering leaders.

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom will be conferred at a formal ceremony in London each spring.