Terms of the Award

An award of $60,000 per year will be provided to the sponsoring institution for use by the Scholar over the four-year period, subject to annual review of the Scholar’s progress. Grant agreements will be issued in August 2015. Annual progress reports are required, describing research accomplishments, project status, and future directions. In addition, financial reports are required annually accounting for grant expenditures. Funding for the second, third and fourth years is contingent upon timely submission of acceptable financial and narrative progress reports and attendance at the annual meeting in March during the four-year term.

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.

The funds may be used, at the discretion of the Pew Scholar, for personnel, equipment, supplies, or travel directly related to the Scholar's research as to best advance their research and career. Not more than $10,000 of the annual award may be used for the Scholar's salary (including benefits). Should the funds not be immediately required, they may be accumulated (up to a maximum of $100,000 in any given year) and carried over through the four years of the grant period and, with written approval of the Program Office, the grant may extended for one additional (fifth) year (without additional funds).  Not more than 8% of the total award may be allocated for overhead costs. It is expected that Pew Scholars will spend at least 80% of their time in work related to the accomplishment of their overall research goals. However, Pew provides flexible support to the overall research aims of the Scholar and does not monitor or restrict percentage of effort or time of Pew Scholars.  

During the four-year scholarship term, program participants are required to attend an annual meeting held in March. All expenses for attendees’ travel, lodging and meals are paid by The Pew Trusts. The meeting provides Pew Scholars an opportunity to present their research and for scientific collaboration and exchange with other Scholars and the members of the National Advisory Committee.

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