The Research Office is requesting letters of recommendation for a nominee to the 2018 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences.

Letter of Intent Deadline - Antipicated - May 30, 2018.

Agency Deadline to Submit a Letter of Recommendation:  July, 2018

The Pew Biomedical Scholars Program supports assistant professors 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. The award provides $240,000 in flexible support - $60,000 per year for a four-year period. The awarded funds may be used at the discretion of the Pew scholar for personnel, equipment, supplies, or travel directly related to the Scholar's research and as to best advance his or her research and career. Not more than $10,000 of the annual award may be used for the scholar's salary (including benefits).

The Pew Biomedical Scholars Program is open to nominees with a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine or related field. As of  Oct. 23, 2017  nominees must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor. On July 7, 2017, they must not have been in such an appointment for more than three years, whether or not such appointments were on a tenure track.

OSU may nominate one candidate. The finalist will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their application to the Pew Biomedical Scholars Program by the application deadline of July 7, 2017.

Complete program description may be found at:

Information:  Martha Coleman, Director of Principal Gifts for Foundation Relations at or (503) 553-3409.

Letters of recommendation should provide the following information in this order:

  • Name of nominee, academic rank, department and college
    • Identify the academic discipline in which the nominee has a doctorate
    • Date of nominee’s academic appointment at OSU
    • Statement describing how the nominee has shown outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health
    • Brief CV of nominee (limit two pages as an attachment)
    • Research Proposal Summary

Letters of recommendation are limited to three pages (single spaced, 12 pt. font).

Submit electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to: Martha Coleman  -

Date Open: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Pew Charitable Trusts