Eligibility

  •  Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine, or a related field. 
  •  As of November 1, 2014, nominees must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor. 
  •  On July 1, 2014, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before July 1, 2011), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track. Time spent in clinical internships, residencies, or in work toward board certification does not count as part of this three-year limit 
  •  Candidates may be nominated by their institution two times in total. ALL applicants must be nominated by their institution and must complete the 2015 online application.  
  •  If an applicant’s university has more than one eligible nominating institution or campus, that applicant may only apply from one institution; they may not reapply in a subsequent year from a different one.  

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. If you have questions concerning eligibility, please contact Anita Pepper, Program Director, Pew Biomedical Programs at 215-531-8135 in advance of applying.

 

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