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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, May, 2020.

Agency Deadline to Submit a Letter of Recommendation:  2020

Final Submission Deadline: Fall 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 their 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 2019 award

  • Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine or a related field.
  • As of Oct. 17, 2019, nominees must hold full-time appointments 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.)
  • On June 14, 2019, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before June 14, 2016), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track. Time spent in clinical internships, residencies, or in work toward board certification does not count as part of this three-year limit
  • Candidates may be nominated by their institution two times in total. ALL applicants must be nominated by their institution and must complete the 2020 online application.
  • If an applicant’s university has more than one eligible nominating institution or campus, that applicant may only apply from one institution; they may not reapply in a subsequent year from a different one.

Information:  Letter of Recommendation  Deadline - - Monday, May 20, 2019.

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:

Elizabeth Ocampo, Foundation Relations Coordinator at the OSU Foundation by the deadline above. Elizabeth’s email address is Elizabeth.Ocampo@osufoundation.org.

Any questions about PEW letters of recommendation can be directed to Elizabeth at 541-737-7362.


Monday, May 20, 2019
Date Open: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Pew Charitable Trusts
Agency Deadline: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Limit per Institution: 
Important Notes: 
2019-2020 selection complete