The Institute for Immigration Research released a new paper today, Leading Through Creativity and Innovation: The 2020 Nobel Laureates, MacArthur and Schmidt Science Fellow, and Immigrant Scientists in Search of a COVID-19 Vaccine.
In 2020, none of the Nobel Prize winners from the United States are foreign-born individuals. However, four of this year’s 12 Laureates are foreign born and have been associated with U.S. research institutions or universities at some point in their careers. In addition, four of the 21 MacArthur Fellows and at least four of the 22 Schmidt Science Fellows are foreign born and living in the United States. Moreover, immigrants are among the scientists and researchers working to find a COVID-19 vaccine. This report profiles all of these high-achieving immigrants.
The author of the paper Fanni Farago, IIR graduate research assistant and PhD student in Sociology.
You can find the 2020 report here.
December 09, 2020