Kavli Scholars

Kavli Scholars are exceptional individuals we support to continue their scientific endeavors in the face of disruption.

Our program aids scholars seeking new work environments due to extreme circumstances that interrupt their scientific research, from civil unrest and geopolitical strife, to climate change catastrophes, natural disasters, and other factors that disrupt daily life and severely impact societies.

Scholars transitioning to a new work environment can have a life-changing impact. Fortunately, we can help this talent continue their important research and contribute to science globally.

Cynthia Friend, President, The Kavli Foundation

We provide support for Kavli Scholars nominated by our affiliates, such as Kavli Institutes, Kavli Prize Laureates, and Kavli Professors. Scholars must perform work in our areas of interest, including astrophysics, theoretical physics, nanoscience, and neuroscience, and be hosted by a Kavli-affiliated entity. Scholars at the faculty, postdoctoral, or graduate student levels are considered.

Meet the Scholars

Abraham Amiri

Sponsored by Professor David Jewitt (2012 Kavli Prize Laureate in Astrophysics), Amiri will be studying planetary science as well as education and public outreach in astronomy at UCLA.

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Kateryna Vovk

Sponsored by Professor John Silverman and Professor Jia Liu at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe at University of Tokyo, Vovk studies activate galactic nuclei.

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