Call for Nominations for the 2014 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

On Monday, December 2nd, the New York Academy of Sciences and the Blavatnik Family Foundation announced the opening of nominations for the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists Regional Postdoctoral Competition.

The Blavatnik Awards were established in 2007 to acknowledge and celebrate the excellence of outstanding scientists from institutions in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Although the 2014 Blavatnik Awards for faculty-rank scientists has been expanded to a national competition, the Blavatnik Awards for postdoctoral researchers will continue to focus on top candidates working in the New York tri-state area. Winners in the postdoctoral competition will be awarded $30,000 each in unrestricted funds and finalists will be awarded $10,000 each.

Stony Brook University is invited to nominate up to 15 of its most promising postdoctoral-rank scientists and engineers working in disciplines within the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

2014 Blavatnik Competition Guidelines, eligibility criteria, and nomination process description can be downloaded here. Provost Dennis Assanis will serve as the official nominator for SBU. Completed nomination packages must be sent electronically in Word format to Alison Gibbons at by January 17, 2014 to allow ample time for review.

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About The Blavatnik Family Foundation

The Blavatnik Family Foundation is an active supporter of leading educational, scientific, cultural, and charitable institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, and throughout the world. The Foundation is headed by Len Blavatnik, an American industrialist and philanthropist. Mr. Blavatnik is the founder and Chairman of Access Industries, a privately-held US industrial group with global interests in natural resources and chemicals, media and telecommunications, emerging technologies, life sciences and real estate. For more detailed biographical information on Len Blavatnik or Access Industries, please visit:

About the New York Academy of Sciences

The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization that since 1817 has been committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide. With 25,000 members in 140 countries, the Academy is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. The Academy's core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large. For more information on the New York Academy of Science, please visit

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