Research Management Group (RMG)

Pew Scholar Program in the Biomedical Sciences

***Limited Funding Opportunity for assistant professors with PI eligibility-with UTL, MCL and NTL-Research appointments (see eligibility guidelines and other funding restrictions below). A university-wide internal selection process is required, first at the School level, then by the Dean of Research internal review committee.***

# of applicants permitted: 1 (see internal submission guidelines below >>)

Sponsor's website >>

Internal deadline for each School (see contact list below*):    Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 4 p.m. (see the internal submission guidelines below)
Each school submits their top 3 proposals to the Dean of Research Office: Monday, June 30, 2014, 4 p.m.
Dean of Research Office internal selection committee results posted: July 8, 2014
Information on Stanford's nominee submitted to the sponsor: July 15, 2014
Sponsor's deadline for Stanford's applicant: Nov. 3, 2014

*School Contacts:

Amount of funding: $60,000/year for 4 years ($240,000 total)
Not more than 8% of the total award may be allocated for overhead costs.


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 funding for these awards is provided by the Pew Charitable Trusts. 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.




School of Medicine Internal Submission Guidelines:

By Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 4 p.m., please submit one PDF containing the following in the order listed below to your respective school's contact person:

File name: PI Last Name_Pew_2014.pdf

No budgets or PDRF forms are required for the internal selection process. You do not need to submit your internal proposals via your institutional representative.

a) Title Page
Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences
Title of your proposal
Your name, title, department, contact information, email address

b) Nomination (recommendation) letter addressed printed on your department letterhead and signed by either your division chief or your department chair
Please include the date the Provost Office formally approved your appointment as an assistant professor in the MCL, UTL, or Research line.
As the sponsor gives considerable weight to evidence that the candidate is an independent investigator and to significant published work, the nomination letter should provide evidence of the creativity and publication list of the nominee. This letter should also confirm that the candidate will devote at least 80% of his or her time conducting research.

Each nomination letter should be addressed as follows (according to your respective school):

c) 4 page scientific abstract/research proposal (illustrations and references not included in the page limit)
Format: Arial or Helvetica font (no smaller than size 11), half-inch margins, single spaced.

d) 3-4 page NIH-format biosketch

e) List of ALL other support, current AND pending (list name of sponsor, amount and term of funding)


Selection process:
Each school will select the top three proposals to be forwarded to Jeanne Heschele by June 30th. Jeanne will distribute those proposals to Dr. John Brauman, and the Dean of Research Office internal review committee menbers. That committee will select the applicant to represent Stanford so that the information on the applicant can be submitted to Pew by July 15th. The applicant's full proposal will be due at the sponsor by Nov. 3, 2014.


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