OR internal deadline: 6/19/14
UW nomination due to sponsor: 7/15/14
Full submission due to sponsor: 11/3/14
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. A directory of previous awards is here: http://directory.pewscholars.org/
Based on their performance during their education and training, candidates should demonstrate outstanding promise as contributors in science relevant to human health. Strong proposals will incorporate particularly creative and innovative approaches. Candidates whose work is based on biomedical principles, but brings in concepts and theories from more diverse fields, are encouraged to apply. Risk-taking is encouraged. Selection of the successful candidates will be based on a detailed description of the work that the applicant proposes to undertake, evaluations of the candidate’s performance, 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 a successful independent investigator and has published significant work.
Funding from the NIH, other government sources, and project grants from non-profit associations do not pose a conflict with the Pew Scholars Program.
The Pew Trust defines the references as: List of the three chosen individuals that will provide recommendation letters for the applicant [before 11/3/14]:
• Reference from the Applicant’s Graduate School Advisor
For candidates who hold a degree other than a Ph.D., this may be a letter of reference from a member of the professional/medical school faculty where the applicant studied.
• Reference from Applicant’s Postdoctoral Advisor
For candidates who hold a degree other than a Ph.D., this may be a letter of reference from a member of the applicant’s clinical or fellowship training program.
• Scientific reference from an individual in the Applicant’s field
The selected author of this letter should be familiar with the Applicant’s work, but not a current collaborator, not at the same institution and not a former fellowship advisor of the Applicant.
2. A Biosketch of the nominee.
3. A letter of support from the Dean or Chair. This letter of support signifies that the Dean or Chair have ensured that the nominee and application are likely to be of sufficient quality to be competitive nationally.
to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 PM Thursday, June 19, 2014. The UW nomination is due to the sponsor on 7/15/14. Full submissions are due to the sponsor on 11/3/14, if given the go ahead by the Proposal Review Committee.
Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.
For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at email@example.com.