Pew Scholars Programs for Tenure Track Assistant Professors

Apr 1, 2021, 15:02 PM by Melodi Moore
Pew Award

2022 Pew Biomedical Scholars

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.

  • Full-time Assistant Professor on or after June 14, 2017
  • May apply only two times
  • $75,000/year for 4 years ($300,000)
  • Non-US citizen must be legally employed at a United States degree granting or research institution
  • Funding from the NIH, other government sources, and project grants from nonprofit associations do not pose a conflict with the Pew scholars program.

Internal Deadline:  April 16, 2021 by 5:00 pm


2021 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research

The Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer.  This program is distinct from the Pew Scholars Program, and it follows a different, but parallel set of guidelines and procedures for nominating an applicant whose research is related to cancer.

  • Full-time Assistant Professor on or after June 14, 2017
  • May apply only two times
  • Demonstrate outstanding promise as a contributor in science relevant to the field of cancer
  • $75,000/year for 4 years ($300,000)
  • Non-US citizen must be legally employed at a United States degree granting or research institution.
  • Awardee must attend an Annual Meeting held in March of each year.

Funding from the NIH, other government sources, and project grants from nonprofit associations do not pose a conflict with the Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research program.

*Can only apply for one (1) Pew opportunity.

Internal Deadline:  April 16, 2021 by 5:00 pm

To Apply for either Pew Opportunity:

Documentation:  The following documentation should be submitted via email to Melodi Moore at mdmoore@utmb.edu  with the opportunity for which you are applying in the subject line by the internal deadline:

  • Grant Proposal (two-page maximum) to include:
    1. Title of project
    2. PI name, title, department, institution, email (and cooperating institutions if called for)
    3. Abstract of up to 500 words
    4. Timeline including milestones for the funding period
    5. Letter from the Department verifying eligibility
    6. Biosketch for the PI
  • Brief list of relevant cited literature
  • Letter from Department stating start date of Appointment as Asst. Professor – Tenure Track
  • Routing form

An Office of Sponsored Programs Proposal Routing form must accompany all intramural research grant applications (copies of this form are available at the OSP web page: https://research.utmb.edu/sponsored-programs/proposal-forms.

This form is necessary because many of the Limited Submission grants are submitted directly through a portal after acceptance of the nominee and this allows OSP to know the grant may be coming.