Limited Submission Funding Opportunity: Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

LOIs due to OVPR by October 10, 2022

The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists recognize the country’s most promising faculty-rank researchers in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. One Blavatnik Laureate in each disciplinary category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds.


The nominee must:
  • Have been born in or after 1981.
  • Hold a doctorate degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.).
  • Currently hold a tenured or tenured-track academic faculty position, or equivalent, at an invited institution in the United States.
  • Currently conduct research as a principal investigator in one of the disciplinary categories in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, or Chemistry.
Previously nominated individuals who were not selected as Laureates in past awards cycles may be nominated again. The Blavatnik Awards welcomes nominations from underrepresented groups in science and engineering.


In spite of tremendous advancements in scientific research, information, and education, opportunities are still not equally available to all. Women, persons with disabilities, and individuals identifying as Black, American Indian, or Hispanic/Latinx continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields. 
The Blavatnik Awards strongly encourages all those submitting nominations to the Awards—including institutional nominators, Scientific Advisory Council members, and past Blavatnik Awards Laureates—to diversify the population of candidates nominated for this Award.
A more diverse scientific workforce will accelerate discovery and innovation, and the Blavatnik Awards are committed to honoring the most talented young scientists—regardless of race, ethnicity, disability status, gender, or field of study.
View the FULL ANNOUNCEMENT for evaluation criteria and more details.

This is a LIMITED SUBMISSION GRANT OPPORTUNITY. Candidates for the 2023 Blavatnik National Awards must be nominated by their institutions. Each institution may submit up to three nominations, one in each disciplinary category of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, and Chemistry. WSU’s official designee for this funding opportunity is the Vice President for Research. Self-nominations are not allowed. Nominees do not submit their own nomination materials and should direct all questions to their institution’s official nominator.

TO BE CONSIDERED, please submit a one page Letter of Intent and abbreviated CV via InfoReady HERE by 5 PM on October 10, 2022.
WSU must submit our nominations by October 26, 2022.  Letters of support of those nominated are due to the sponsor by November 9, 2022. 
Questions regarding this program should be sent to

Contact info

Julie O'Connor

Director, Research Communications
Phone: 313-577-8845