2017 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

December 21, 2016

Attached are the guidelines for nominations for the regional postdoctoral competition of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists. Rutgers has been invited to nominate up to fifteen of our most promising postdoctoral scientists and engineers working in disciplines within the life sciences, physical sciences & engineering and chemistry. Winners will be awarded $30,000 each in unrestricted funds, and finalists will be awarded $10,000 each in unrestricted funds. Please forward this call for nominations to the appropriate department chairs and directors in your units.

Candidates must submit a research summary (no more than 1,000 words), curriculum vitae (4-page maximum), and a letter of nomination no later than January 9, 2017, to Dr. Linda Schulze (schulze@oq.rutgers.edu/848-932-8068) of my office who will be coordinating the process. The usual peer review process will be invoked if there are more than fifteen nominations. Those faculty members who are chosen will be notified as soon as possible so that they have time to prepare a full set of credentials to meet the February 1, 2017, deadline for submission. External letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically by February 15th.

Barbara A. Lee

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs