Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences 2010


This contest is closed.

Internal Deadline: 5 p.m, September 4, 2009

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, is designed to support young investigators of outstanding promise in the basic and clinical sciences relevant to the advancement of human health. The University of Colorado Boulder campus has been invited to submit one nomination for this award. The award is for $60,000 per year for up to four years, and is intended to provide assured support, during their earlier years, for junior members of the faculty as they establish their laboratories. It is hoped that the assurance provided through the Program will encourage successful applicants to be more venturesome in their research and future applications for support than would otherwise be likely. The Program is open to individuals with a doctorate in medicine, other health related professions or biomedical sciences. As of November 1, 2009, candidates must hold full time appointments at the rank of assistant professor or independent researcher on the faculty of the sponsoring institution. On July 1, 2010, they must not have been in such an appointment for more than three years, whether or not such appointments were on a tenure track. This time may have been spent at more than one institution. For more specific details, go to

The full application deadline is November 2, 2009.

Since the CU Boulder campus can forward only one nominee, we may have to run an internal competition to select our applicant. Internal candidates should submit their material using the form below. Internal materials should include:

  • Nomination letter from a Chair or Unit head
  • Brief (1200-word) research prospectus
  • Full CV
  • List of 3-5 outside references from whom the candidate could solicit letters of support (DO NOT SOLICIT LETTERS at this stage)

The internal deadline for receipt of these materials is 5 p.m. on September 4, 2009.