The Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) program is now accepting nominations for the 2025 Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences.

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. Candidates whose work is based on biomedical principles but brings in concepts and theories from more diverse fields, are encouraged to apply.

Pew recognizes the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in scientific progress and innovation and seeks applicants from all backgrounds.

Program Goals

A complete description of the Pew Scholars Program, its terms, and its eligibility requirements can be found at
Strong proposals will incorporate particularly creative and pioneering approaches to basic and translational research. Candidates whose work is based on biomedical principles but who bring in concepts and theories from more diverse fields are encouraged to apply.
Ideas with the potential to produce an unusually high impact are encouraged.


This a four (4) year award, funded at $75,000 per year, for a total of $300,000.


There is an institutional limit of one applicant per institution.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

Hold a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine, or a related field, including engineering or the physical sciences.
As of Sept. 5, 2024, run an independent lab and 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 10, 2020, 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 four-year limit. Candidates who need an exception on the four-year limit should contact Pew’s program office to ensure that application reviewers are aware an exception has been given.
Please note that the eligibility criteria above have been temporarily expanded to account for COVID-related lab shutdowns. Please direct any questions to the program office at
May apply to the program a maximum of two times. All applicants must be nominated by their institution and must complete the 2025 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.

Internal Submission Process

As this is a limited submission opportunity, the Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) will hold an internal selection competition. To be participate in this internal competition, applicants must apply via InfoReady.

Submit a Georgia Tech Internal Competition Package, as a single pdf format file, due by Monday, April 29, 2024. The package must contain:

Research Program Summary (1 page maximum) - Be sure to highlight the ways in which your research supports the Pew mission as described above.
Current CV

Award Timeline

GT Internal Competition submission deadline April 29, 2024
Sponsor Nomination deadline May 15, 2024
Pew Applicant Online Website opens June 10, 2024
Pew submission due September 5, 2024
Interested potential nominees are encouraged to review the information about previous competitions/winners to provide guidance for preparing a competitive submission to the GT internal competition.

The Pew program staff will be hosting a virtual open house and FAQ session should you have any questions about this year's nomination process. The session will take place on April 30, from 1:30-3:30 pm ET and you may drop in any time during this window.

To attend the virtual FAQ session, please use this link:

For More Information

Full program details are available here.
All questions should be directed to Michelle Wong at
Please note: The GT Office of Foundation Relations handles all correspondence with the Pew Charitable Trust, so we ask that researchers do not contact the Foundation directly.

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