OSP FO# 13-020
AGENCY: The Pew Charitable Trusts
OBJECTIVES: 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.
Please see the link to the program announcement below for further details.
ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Boston University may make only one nomination for this award. Candidates may be nominated by their institution two times in total.
Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical sciences or medicine. As of November 1, 2013, nominees must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor. On July 1, 2013, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before July 1, 2010), 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.
Applicants with committed awards that overlap for the first two years of the Pew Scholars Program from the Searle Scholars Program, Rita Allen Foundation Scholars, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists, Beckman Young Investigator Program, Ellison New Scholar Award, W.M. Keck Foundation, Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award, and the Kimmel Scholar Award are not eligible. Funding from the NIH, other government sources, and project grants from non-profit associations do not pose a conflict with the Pew Scholars Program.
BU Internal Deadline: June 17, 2013
Nomination Deadline: July 15, 2013
Application Deadline: November 1, 2013
FUNDING INFORMATION: An award of $60,000 per year will be provided to the sponsoring institution for use by the Scholar over the four-year period, subject to annual review of the Scholar’s progress
The funds may be used, at the discretion of the Pew Scholar, for personnel, equipment, supplies, or travel directly related to the Scholar’s research as to best advance their research and career. Not more than $10,000 of the annual award may be used for the Scholar’s salary (including benefits). Not more than 8% of the total award may be allocated for overhead costs. During the four-year scholarship term, program participants are required to attend an annual meeting held in March.
Anita Pepper, Program Manager
Pew Charitable Trusts
2005 Market Street, Suite 1700
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7077
Telephone: (215) 531-8135
Fax: (215) 575-4888
INTERNAL REVIEW PROCESS: Each institution is permitted to nominate one individual. Faculty wishing to be considered for nomination should forward: (1) a letter of support from the appropriate Department Chair, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a brief research project summary to India Adams, Office of Sponsored Programs, 25 Buick Street, Boston, MA 02215. Nomination material will be collected and forwarded to the Office of the Vice President for Research for final selection. All nomination material should be received by Monday, June 17, 2013.
REMARKS: The selected nominee will be contacted by the Pew Scholars program office with the user ID and password required to access the application on the program website. Instructions for submitting the online application will be made available at that time.
Complete program guidelines and application material may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or email@example.com, or visit the OSP website at http://www.bu.edu/osp.