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Pew Charitable Trusts: 2025 Pew Biomedical Scholars

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Internal Deadline

Wednesday, March 6, 2024


Apply to the UA internal competition  // Limit: 1 // Tickets Available: 1


One nomination will be invited from each of the participating institutions.

*Deadline note: Due to the competitive nature of this funding program, this selection process is running with an anticipated deadline.
We will inform all applicants of relevant updates in the guidelines, submission deadlines, and eligibility as soon as more information becomes available.


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. The current grant level is $300,000; $75,000 per year for a four-year period.

Candidates must hold a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine, or a related field, including engineering or the physical sciences.

Based on their performance during their education and training, candidates should demonstrate outstanding promise as contributors in science relevant to human health. This program does not fund clinical trials research. Strong proposals will incorporate particularly creative and pioneering approaches to basic, translational, and applied biomedical research. Candidates whose work is based on biomedical principles but who bring in concepts and theories from more diverse fields are encouraged to apply.


Candidates must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Hold a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine, or a related field, including engineering or the physical sciences.
  • As of Sept. 7, 2024, run an independent lab and hold a full-time appointment at the rank of assistant professor.
  • Must not have been appointed as an assistant professor at any institution prior to June 12, 2020, whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track. Time spent in clinical internships, residencies, in work toward board certification, or on parental leave does not count as part of this four-year limit. Candidates who need an exception on the four-year limit should contact Pew’s program office to ensure that application reviewers are aware an exception has been given.
    • Please note that the eligibility criteria above have been temporarily expanded to account for COVID-related lab shutdowns. Please direct any questions to the program office at
  • May apply to the program a maximum of two times. 
  • If applicants have appointments at more than one eligible nominating institution or affiliate, they may not reapply in a subsequent year from a different nominating entity.
  • May not be nominated for the Pew Scholars Program and the Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research in the same year.

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External Deadline

05/15/2024 ( Nomination) - 09/07/2024 ( Proposal)*

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