To Apply

Pew Fellows will be selected on the basis of their promise as outstanding investigators and their commitment to advance biomedical research in their developing careers as part of the Latin American scientific research community. Applicants will be chosen based also on the merit of their research proposal, their record of training and how well their interests align with the proposed mentor and laboratory in the United States.

The 2014 application is now closed, as of October 1, 2013. Incoming applications will be reviewed first by the regional nominating committee for the country of the applicant. Each committee will select and invite finalists in their region for an in-person interview with the members. Each committee will nominate six final candidates from their region to Pew for further consideration. Those applications, as well as all others from other countries which will be initially reviewed by the program office, will next be thoroughly reviewed by the National Advisory Committee in the U.S. They will make the final selection of 2014 Pew Fellows by April 2014.

The next application cycle officially opens July 15, 2014. To apply, on or after July 15, potential candidates must send an email to Alli Rains, Program Assistant, at to request a Username and Password to access the online application located at The secure website portal contains detailed instructions and an application guide. Applications must be submitted electronically by 12 pm EST on October 1, 2014.  Information and assistance is also available from the regional committee members in your region. View a complete list of the regional nominating committees (PDF).

Potential applicants who do not already have a postdoctoral position and advisor may request assistance from the program office or the regional committees prior to September 1, 2014. The program office will assist with the identification of possible laboratories with matching research interests. For assistance, e-mail Anita Pepper at This assistance guarantees neither a position in that laboratory nor a Pew fellowship.

Please contact the program office if you have any questions or concerns:
Anita Pepper, Ph.D.
Program Director
Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Phone 215.531.8135


  • Postdoctoral Positions Available

    Postdoctoral positions in the labs of current and alumni Pew Scholars will be posted in Spring 2014.

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