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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences 2016

To:Chairs and Administrators; Departments in the Biological & Physical Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators
From:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date:May 14, 2015
Subject:Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences 2016


Deadline for Internal Review:June 08, 2015

Project Description

The Pew scholars program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.
• Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical sciences or medicine.
• As of Nov. 16, 2015, nominees must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor.
• On July 16, 2015, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before July 16, 2012), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track.

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.

Amount per Award: $240,000 – $60,000 per year
Duration of Award: 4 Years
Number of Awards: 22 Awards made in 2014, out of a pool of 184 invited institutions


UW-Madison is allowed to submit 1 proposal


Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

To submit your application, follow this link: Name Title, and Contact Information

  • Title of Proposal
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Project Summary (4 pages)
  • Letter of Support from Chair of applicants Division

For the project selected, the Nomination will be submitted by the Internal Review Committee using Pew website

Sponsor Deadlines

Applications are due to the sponsor by July 15, 2015.