Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research

To Apply

In line with The Stewart Trust’s mission to invest in innovative, cutting-edge cancer research that may accelerate and advance progress toward a cure for cancer, applications are invited from nominees conducting cancer research at NCI-designated cancer centers. The Pew-Stewart Scholars Program is independent from the Pew Scholars Program, and it follows a different set of guidelines and procedures for nominating an applicant whose research is related to cancer.

A letter of invitation and application instructions has been sent to the leaders of the National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers for the 2015 application. Centers are expected to complete a comprehensive internal selection process in order to identify and select one nominee. Nominations will not be considered after July 15, 2014.

  • Once the Pew program office has received name and contact information of the selected applicant, login information will be emailed directly to the selected applicant.  The online application web site will open August 1, 2014 and the submission deadline is November 3, 2014. Nominees will gain access to the secure application portal on August 1, 2014, which includes detailed instructions and an applicant guide, located at
  • Every application will be reviewed by the Program's National Advisory Committee. The Committee will make their recommendation  and candidates will be notified by April 15. A public announcement of the award will be made in June. Grant agreements will be issued to the institutions of each year’s Pew Scholars in August of their award year.

Written or verbal critiques of unsuccessful applications are not provided.

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