Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

The University of Pittsburgh is invited to nominate one candidate for support under the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences for grants to be awarded in 2018. 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. Individuals with doctorates in medicine or biomedical sciences are eligible. As of October 23, 2017, a candidate must hold a full-time appointment at the rank of assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh; research track faculty are not eligible.  As of July 7, 2017, a candidate may not have been in such an appointment for more than three years. Time spent in clinical internships, residencies, or in work towards board certification does not count as part of this three year limit. 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.

The award provides $60,000 per year over a four year period. No more than $10,000 of the annual award may be used for the scholar’s salary (including benefits), and no more than 8% of the award may be allocated to indirect costs. 

Questions should be directed to Kara Coleman, Program Director, Pew Biomedical Programs, 215-575 4925. Program information can be found at the Pew website,  Information about former scholars is found at

Any individual interested in being considered as the nominee must submit preliminary nomination material to Dr. Michelle Broido, Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Research, by noon on Wednesday, June 21.  This information must include: 1) the nominee's curriculum vitae, including the date at which his or her appointment as an assistant professor began 2) a one page description of the nominee's research plan, and 3) letter of recommendation from the nominee's department chair (division chief, or institute director). This material  should be sent to Dr. Broido care of Ms. Selena Crawford,  The full application will be due to the Pew Program Office by October 23, 2017.

Internal deadline: Noon, June 21

Application deadline: October 23

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