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Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

I am pleased to invite you to submit nominations for the 2015 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists Faculty competition in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.  Administered by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Blavatnik Family Foundation, these awards build upon a regional program that, since 2007, has recognized outstanding scientists age 42 years and younger from institutions in the New York tri-state area. 

Candidates who reach the final round of the actual competition will be designated Blavatnik Science Scholars and represent the country’s best and brightest young science faculty.  Of this elite group, three candidates (one from each disciplinary category) will be named Blavatnik Laureates.  Each Laureate will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds as well as an invitation to publish a review or perspective article in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences on the topic for which he/she is being recognized.  The Awards will be conferred at a formal ceremony and celebration in New York City in fall 2015.

Drexel has been invited to nominate one outstanding young faculty member in each of three disciplinary categories: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.  Consequently, you are invited to submit your nominations for consideration by an internal Drexel committee convened to select the most promising nominees.  Nominees will be selected based on the quality, impact, novelty and promise of their research.

Your nominees must have been born in or after 1973; have earned a doctorate degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.); be currently holding a faculty position at Drexel; and have made significant contributions to the life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and/or chemistry.  Please note that work completed as part of the candidate’s doctoral training will NOT be evaluated.

For each individual you choose to nominate, please provide the following documents:

  1. One page rational for nomination statement explaining why your nominee is being nominated;
  2. One page research statement from the nominee;
  3. the nominee’s 4-page CV;
  4. four full-text publications and/or patents representing the nominee’s best work; and
  5. the names of two individuals who have worked closely with the nominee and who may be willing to serve as recommenders (you need not ask the recommenders to provide their recommendations at this time).

All of the above must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm, September 12th to research@drexel.edu in a single file pdf, with the file name containing the candidate’s name and Blavatnik Nomination- Life Sciences or Blavatnik Nomination- Physical Sciences and Engineering or Blavatnik Nomination- Chemistry in the subject line. Full applications are due by November 25th, 2014 with letters of support due by December 9th, 2014.