Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
UCBS Deadline: April 1, 2014
Foundation Deadline: Anticipated deadline of November 1, 2014
Number of Harvard nominations: 1
Description: The Pew Scholars Program is designed to support young investigators of outstanding promise in basic and clinical sciences relevant to the advancement of human health. The award is intended to provide assured support, during their earlier years, for junior members of the faculty as they establish their laboratories. Strong proposals will demonstrate particularly innovative approaches.
Amount of support: $60,000 per year over a four-year period
- be full-time at rank of Assistant Professor or "independent researcher" as of November 1, 2014. Individuals whose careers are sufficiently advanced to warrant appointment at the associate level will not be considered eligible.
- not have held appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent for more than three years as of July 1, 2015 (approx. start date of award). Time spent in clinical training status does not count toward faculty appointment accumulated time.
- not simultaneously be supported by similar private foundation awards in excess of $50k for the first 2 years of Pew funding. Candidates with awards primarily providing salary, such as Research Career Development Awards, ACS Faculty Research Awards, or institutional endowments, are not precluded from applying for/receiving a Pew.
Application Instructions: See standard UCBS application form and instructions.
Additional notes: Harvard University is the nominating institution for these awards. Therefore, faculty from all Harvard schools are invited to submit applications to the UCBS. Final review/selection of applications will be conducted by the UCBS.