Waiting for the 2021 invitation to apply.

The Research Office is requesting letters of recommendation for a nominee to the 2021 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences.


  • RO Internal Letter of Recommendation  Deadline - - Monday, April 27, 2020
  • Agency Deadline for Nomination:  May 18, 2020 
  • Online Application Website will open on June 15, 2020
  • Final Submission Deadline: September 10, 2020

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 the first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.

The current grant level is $300,000; $75,000 per year for a four-year period. For the 2020 award, one nomination will be invited from each of the participating institutions. Participating institutions have been selected on the basis of the scope of their work in biomedical research and recommended to The Pew Charitable Trusts by the National Advisory Committee of the program. 

Eligibility for the 2021 award

Candidates must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Hold a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine, or a related field.
  • As of Sept. 10, 2020, hold a full-time appointment at the rank of assistant professor. (Appointments such as research assistant professor, adjunct assistant professor, assistant professor research track, visiting professor, or instructor are not eligible).
  • Must not have been appointed as an assistant professor at any institution prior to June 15, 2017, whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track. Time spent in clinical internships, residencies, in work toward board certification, or on parental leave does not count as part of this three-year limit. Candidates who took parental leave should contact Pew’s program office to ensure that application reviewers are aware of their circumstances.
  • May apply to the program a maximum of two times. All applicants must be nominated by their institution and must complete the 2021 online application.
  • If applicants have appointments at more than one eligible nominating institution or affiliate, they may not reapply in a subsequent year from a different nominating entity.
  • May not be nominated for the Pew Scholars Program and the Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research in the same year.

Information:  Letter of Recommendation  Deadline - - Monday, April 27, 2020.

Letters of recommendation should provide the following information in this order:   Submit electronically as an MS Word or PDF document to research.development@oregonstate.edu

  • 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
    • A 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 an MS Word or PDF document to:  research.development@oregonstate.edu




Monday, April 27, 2020
Date Open: 
Monday, April 1, 2019
Pew Charitable Trusts
Agency Deadline: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Limit per Institution: 
Important Notes: 
Nomination information due May 28, 2020