Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

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Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

HMS Deadline: April 7, 2015

Foundation Deadline: November 1, 2015 (Anticipated Deadline)

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

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must:

  1. be full-time at rank of Assistant Professor or "independent researcher" as of November 1, 2015. Individuals whose careers are sufficiently advanced to warrant appointment at the associate level will not be considered eligible.
  2. not have held appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent for more than three years as of July 1, 2016 (approx. start date of award). Time spent in clinical training status does not count toward faculty appointment accumulated time.
  3. not simultaneously be supported by the Searle Program, Rita Allen Scholars, Burroughs-Wellcome Career Awards, Beckman Young Investigators Program, Ellison New Scholar Award, Keck Foundation, Damon Runyon Early Career Award, or the Kimmel Scholars Award that overlap 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 HMS Foundation Funds application form and instructions.


Additional notes:

Harvard University is the nominating institution for these awards. Therefore, the HMS Foundation Funds Committee will select HMS’ nominees and subsequently forward their applications to the University Committee on the Biological Sciences (UCBS). Likewise, applications from HSPH and FAS will also be submitted to the UCBS. Final review/ selection of all applications will be conducted by the UCBS.

Additionally, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham & Womens Hospital, Children's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital and Schepens Eye Research Institute are each invited to submit their own nominations. Faculty at these institutions should NOT apply for the Harvard nomination but should seek the nomination from their hospital. Please contact your research administration representative for details.



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