Pew Biomedical Scholars

Meet the 2016 Class

Pew Biomedical Scholars 2016

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.

For more information about the 2016 class visit the scholars directory.


Biomedical Programs Bolster Promising Early-Career Scientists

June 07, 2016

Over the last 30 years, Pew’s biomedical programs have supported more than 800 innovative, early-career researchers who are working to advance human health. More than just providing financial support, the programs give scientists the opportunity to learn from a network of established researchers through collaboration and mentorship.

In this video, scholars and fellows describe how the mentorship component of Pew’s biomedical programs has fostered their research and professional development.

Learn more about the Pew’s investments in biomedical researchers: http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/biomedical-research.

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