Pew offers Second Award for Cancer Research

Apr 30, 2018, 17:30 PM by Melodi Moore
Pew Award

UTMB has been invited to nominate a candidate for the 2019 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program award. In 2014, The Pew Charitable Trusts partnered with the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust to establish a national initiative, the Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program. This invitation is independent from the general invitation for the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences that your institution may also be receiving

The Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer. The award provides $300,000 in flexible support—$75,000 per year for a four-year period.  In line with the Stewart Trust’s mission to invest in innovative, cutting-edge, basic cancer research that may accelerate and advance progress toward a cure for cancer, applications are invited from nominees conducting cancer research. As stated above, this invitation is independent from the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences invitation that your institution may also receive this month, and it follows a different set of guidelines and procedures for nominating an applicant whose research is related to cancer.

Because this is a limited competition with only one nominee from each selected institution, interested parties are asked to submit a Letter of Intent including a one-page abstract and a biosketch to Ericia Huff on or before May 25, 2018.

Eligibility for the 2019 award

  • Nominees must have been awarded a doctorate in a field related to biomedical sciences or medicine.
  • As of Oct. 8, 2018, nominees must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor or the equivalent. (Appointments such as Research Assistant Professor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor Research Track, Visiting Professor or Instructor are not eligible.)
  • On June 29, 2018, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before June 29, 2015), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track.
  • Candidates may be nominated by their institution only twice. ALL applicants must be nominated by their institution and must complete the 2019 online application.

More information on the Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research can be found here.