a $25,000 unrestricted cash prize to a young (not over 38 years of age),
foreign-born writer who has made notable contributions to the field at an
early stage in his/her career. In addition, four finalists will each be
awarded $5,000. Short fiction writers, short creative nonfiction writers,
poets, and novelists are all eligible to apply. No application fee or prior
publishing record is required.
The Vilcek Foundation was established in 2000 to honor the contributions of
foreign-born scientists and artists living and working in the United States.
The Foundation's Creative Promise awards program, inaugurated in 2009,
expands on that mission by focusing attention on the extraordinary drive,
talent and ingenuity new generations of immigrants bring to our culture,
arts, and sciences.
More information is available from the Vilcek Foundation website at