To: Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological and Physical Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; School/College Research Administrators
From: Dave Schuster, Graduate School
Date: May 6, 2014
Subject: Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Notification of intent to submit is due at the Graduate School on: May 23, 2014
Deadline for internal competition is: June 1, 2014
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.
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.
Amount per award: $60,000 per year
Duration of award: 4 years
Number of awards: Approximately 20 based on last year's data.
UW-Madison may nominate one candidate to the Pew Scholars Program. A UW Department may nominate one candidate to the internal selection committee.
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions.
Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Notice of Intent: Nominating Department should send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: “Pew-applicant’s last name” by May 23, 2014, to inform us of your candidate’s intention to submit a proposal.
Please include the following in your e-mail:
Applications for internal review:
Interested applicants should submit pre-proposal material to email@example.com by June 1, 2014. Your application for the internal competition should include the following information:
For the project selected, a notice will be submitted on behalf of the applicant by July 15, 2014. The online application will be available starting August 1 with an application deadline of November 3, 2014.
If you have any questions, contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email firstname.lastname@example.org