Calcalist: March 20, 2017

The Blavatnik Foundation Awards to support young scientists will be awarded this year also in Israel

As part of the program, three extraordinary faculty members aged 42 and under will be chosen from Israeli universities in the fields of life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and chemistry, and will receive a prize of 100,000 dollars

The New York Academy of Sciences and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities announced today that the prestigious Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists will launch in Israel.

The awards will be given annually to three young and promising faculty members from Israeli universities in three disciplines: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry – to highlight their extraordinary achievements and encourage excellence, originality and innovation.

The amount of each prize is 100,000 dollars in unrestricted funds – one of the largest prizes for researchers early in their career, which will be awarded to extraordinary scientists and engineers ages 42 and under.

Each university will be eligible to nominate faculty members as candidates for the awards for each of the three disciplines. The Scientific Advisory Council comprised of well-known scientists and engineers will review the recommendations and choose the award winners. The Council is headed by Nobel Prize winner, Professor Aaron Ciechanover, and Ellis Rubinstein, President and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences.

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, established in 2007 by the Blavatnik Family Foundation, will launch this year in Israel, on the 10th anniversary of the awards in the United States and as part of the collaboration of the New York Academy of Sciences with the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. In addition to its launch in Israel, the awards will also launch for the first time in the United Kingdom.,7340,L-3709920,00.html