Blavatnik Scholarship


On Tuesday, September 30th the New York Academy of Sciences and the Blavatnik Family Foundation will announce the opening of nominations for 2015 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists Faculty Competition.


The Blavatnik National Awards celebrate America’s most innovative and promising faculty-rank scientists and engineers. Your institution is invited to nominate one outstanding young faculty member in each of the three disciplinary categories: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.


The nomination period will begin on September 30th, 2014 and end on November 25th, 2014Letters of support must be submitted by December 9th, 2014.


Please refer to the national nomination guidelines for details on candidate eligibility, nomination requirements, and selection criteria.  A list of frequently asked questions is also available to assist you during the online nomination process.


Included below are the “call for nomination” banners you can use to disseminate this announcement on your institutional website.


Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.  You may send inquiries to  or directly contact the Blavatnik Awards staff at (212) 298-8624 (M-F, 9 am – 5 pm EST).  Additional information is also available at:


We look forward to hearing about the most exciting and promising young faculty researchers from your institution.





Mercedes Gorre, PhD

Executive Director

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Volunteers Needed Helping with Harvest Fest @ UAlbany

My name is Katelynn Ulrich and I am a housing manager for the University Apartments.

This year’s Harvest Fest will take place on Nov. 8, 2014 from 1 PM – 4 PM.  Last year we had over 300 attendees and over 10 off-campus vendors that sampled their products and initiatives.

As you can see we have huge expectations for this year’s Harvest Fest and I am contacting your organization or living learning community to request volunteers for our event.

Volunteers are needed to participate and assist in the various activities that will be part of the event (i.e. set-up, break-down, facilitating small activities).

We believe this to be a prime opportunity for your organization to connect with university residents and off campus shops, promote your organization as well as provide your volunteers with community service hours.

Please let us know if your organization would be willing to volunteer by September 26th. Also, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.


Katelynn Ulrich
University Apartments
Residential Life