The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom celebrate the past accomplishments and future potential of the UK’s most innovative young faculty-rank (academic staff) scientists and engineers working in the three disciplinary categories of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemical Sciences. The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK are generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and independently administered by the New York Academy of Sciences.
Every year, one nominee in each category will be named a Blavatnik Awards in the UK Laureate and awarded £100,000 in unrestricted funds, with two Blavatnik Awards in the UK Finalists in each category both receiving £30,000.
“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. Past Laureates of the Blavatnik Awards in the UK are also invited to submit nominations.
The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom will be conferred at a formal ceremony in London each spring.