LIMITED COMPETITION: 2018 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences


The Pew Charitable Trusts


NYU Internal Selection Process:  June 1, 2017

New York University has been invited to nominate ONE candidate for the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences.  For the internal selection, please submit electronically (as one rolling document) the following items for the potential nominees to Farooq Niazi (

  1. a brief nominating statement by the Chair of no more than two pages, indicating the nominee’s outstanding promise as contributor in science relevant to human health, important research accomplishments, and how their work has or may have impact on current developments in the field;
  2. a brief statement by the potential nominee, in no more than two pages, that includes notable past accomplishments, the proposed research plans, and most innovative and novel aspects of proposed research;
  3. Reference to two of your most important publications + Descriptions: Summarizing in less than 200 words for each, why you chose them, including their significance and potential impact on the field; and
  4. an up-to-date CV that includes publications, honors and awards, and current and pending funding (4 pages maximum).

Application Deadline to Pew:  October 23, 2017


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


  • Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine or a related field.
  • As of Oct. 23, 2017, 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 July 7, 2017, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before July 7, 2014), 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 two times in total.

Available Funding:

The award provides $240,000 in flexible support – $60,000 per year for four years.

Link to Full RFP: