College of Liberal Arts

Limited Submission: Pew Scholars

Thursday Aug 26, 2010


Materials are due electronically to Jeff Meserve ( by Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 12:00 pm.

Please submit:

  • Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of/needs for of the proposed project.
  • Short CV, highlighting your research trajectory.

Program description:    The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.  The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.
The current grant level is $240,000 - $60,000 per year for a four-year period.  In 2010, Pew will name 22 Pew Scholars.
Eligibility:   The Program is open to individuals with a doctorate in medicine or biomedical sciences.  As of November 1, 2010 candidates must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor or equivalent.  On July 1, 2011, they must not have been in such an appointment for more than three years, whether or not such appointments were on a tenure track.  This time may have been spent at more than one institution.  Time spent in clinical internships, residencies, or in work toward board certification does not count as part of this three-year limit.
Candidates should, on the basis of performance during education and training, have outstanding promise as contributors in science relevant to human health.  Strong proposals will demonstrate particularly creative and innovative approaches.  Risk-taking is encouraged.  The major elements upon which selection of the successful candidates will be based are a detailed description of the work the applicant proposes to undertake, evaluations of earlier performance from previous mentors, and notable past accomplishments, including honors, awards, and publications.  In evaluating the candidates, the National Advisory Committee gives considerable weight to evidence that the candidate is an independent investigator and to significant published work.

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