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Feb 03, 2017, 09:00 ET Immigrant contributions to American society recognized with 2017 Vilcek Prizes

The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Vilcek Prizes, recognizing outstanding immigrant contributions to the...


Feb 03, 2017, 09:00 ET El inmigrante colombiano Carlos Motta gana el Premio Vilcek a la Promesa Creativa

La Fundación Vilcek se enorgullece de anunciar que Carlos Motta es uno de los tres ganadores de la edición 2017 de los Premios Vilcek a la Promesa...


Feb 03, 2017, 09:00 ET Colombian immigrant Carlos Motta wins Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise

The Vilcek Foundation is proud to announce Carlos Motta as one of the three recipients of the 2017 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Fine Arts....


May 11, 2016, 09:30 ET Vilcek Foundation Releases New Video: The Making of a Vilcek Prize

The Vilcek Foundation released The Making of a Vilcek Prize, a new video on the process of designing and manufacturing the Vilcek Prize, featuring...


Feb 09, 2016, 16:12 ET Científicos latinos reciben Premios Vilcek con valor de $50,000 en reconocimiento como Promesas Creativas

The Vilcek Foundation se enorgullece en anunciar los nombres de Fernando Camargo y Roberta Capp como ganadores de los Premios Vilcek 2016 a las...


Feb 09, 2016, 12:55 ET Latino scientists win $50,000 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise

The Vilcek Foundation is proud to announce Fernando Camargo and Roberta Capp as winners of the 2016 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical...


Feb 09, 2016, 09:30 ET From Refugee to Philanthropist, New Memoir Chronicles Journey of Jan Vilcek

The life of Dr. Jan Vilcek, celebrated immunologist at NYU Langone Medical Center, has been anything but ordinary.  Twists of fate, combined...


Feb 08, 2016, 16:19 ET Vilcek Foundation honors immigrant scientists

The Vilcek Foundation is proud to announce immunologist Dan R. Littman as the winner of the 2016 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science. The Vilcek...


Apr 13, 2015, 09:53 ET Now accepting applications for the 2016 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

 The Vilcek Foundation is seeking applications for the 2016 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science.  Three...


Feb 11, 2015, 11:20 ET Österreichstämmige Franziska Michor gewinnt einen Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science 2015

 Franziska Michor wurde für ihre Forschung, die Evolutionsbiologie, Mathematik und klinische Forschung vereint für ein besseres...


Feb 11, 2015, 11:20 ET Austrian-born Franziska Michor wins a 2015 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

 Franziska Michor was picked as the winner of a Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science for her research that fuses evolutionary biology,...


Feb 06, 2015, 11:21 ET British-born Andrew Bolton wins $100,000 Vilcek Prize in Fashion

 Andrew Bolton was chosen as the winner of the Vilcek Prize in Fashion for his curatorial work that elevates fashion as an art form. ...


Jan 26, 2015, 10:10 ET Vilcek Foundation Honors Innovative Fashion Curator and Young Designers of Promise

The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Vilcek Foundation Prizes, recognizing immigrant contributions to the...


Jan 29, 2014, 12:19 ET Diseñador colombiano obtiene un Premio Vilcek a la Promesa Creativa

The Vilcek Foundation tiene el placer de nominar a Quilian Riano como uno de los tres ganadores de los Premios Vilcek 2014 a la Promesa...


Jan 29, 2014, 11:00 ET Vilcek Foundation Honors Renowned Neuroscientist and Young Researchers with Creative Promise

Thomas M. Jessell receives $100,000 prize Antonio Giraldez, Stavros Lomvardas, and Pardis Sabeti win $35,000 Vilcek Prizes for Creative...


Jan 29, 2014, 11:00 ET Colombian Designer Awarded Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise

Quilian Riano wins $35,000 award for notable immigrants in the United States The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to name Quilian Riano as one of...


Jan 29, 2014, 11:00 ET Vilcek Foundation Announces Winners of 2014 Vilcek Prizes for Design

Neri Oxman Selected as Winner of Vilcek Prize for Design Yasaman Hashemian, Mansour Ourasanah, and Quilian Riano receive the Vilcek Prizes for...


Apr 02, 2013, 15:13 ET Vilcek Prizes Awarded to Notable Immigrants in Contemporary Music and Biomedical Science

Yo-Yo Ma, Richard A. Flavell and Ruslan Medzhitov receive $100,000 prizes  Representatives of the musical and scientific communities...


Feb 07, 2013, 10:35 ET Classical Music Legend Claims Contemporary Music Prize

Yo-Yo Ma awarded $100,000 Vilcek Prize for career achievements Songwriter James "JHart" Abrahart, hip-hop artist Blitz the Ambassador, and pianist...


Feb 07, 2013, 09:00 ET Vilcek Prize for Biomedical Science Split Between Two Giants of Immunology

Richard A. Flavell and Ruslan Medzhitov named co-winners of $100,000 prize Hashim Al-Hashimi, Michael Rape, and Joanna Wysocka win $35,000 Vilcek...


Feb 15, 2012, 05:00 ET El Doctor Bustamante, reconocido científico en el área de la biofísica, ganó el máximo galardón para los inmigrantes en la ciencia

El doctor Carlos Bustamante, profesor de la Universidad de California, Berkeley, fue galardonado con el Premio Vilcek 2012 en Ciencias...


Feb 15, 2012, 05:00 ET Vilcek Foundation Names 2012 Immigrant Prize Recipients in the Arts - Spotlight on Dance

Mikhail Baryshnikov awarded $100,000 for lifetime achievement Daara Dance troupe founder Michel Kouakou awarded $25,000 for creative promise...


Feb 15, 2012, 05:00 ET Pioneers of Molecular Research Take 2012 Vilcek Prizes in Biomedical Science

Carlos Bustamante awarded $100,000 for studies of cellular processes at the level of single molecules Alice Ting receives Creative Promise...


Feb 15, 2012, 05:00 ET Renowned Biophysicist Dr. Carlos Bustamante Wins Top Prize for Immigrants in Science

Peruvian-born Biomedical Scientist Awarded $100,000 Vilcek Prize Dr. Carlos Bustamante, Professor at the University of California,...


Feb 24, 2011, 05:00 ET Vilcek Foundation Names 2011 Vilcek Prize Recipients

Rockefeller University biomedical researcher Titia de Lange and distinguished poet Charles Simic to receive $100,000 prizes for outstanding...