Limited Opportunity: Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research

May 02, 2018

DF/HCC has been invited to nominate a candidate for the 2019 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program award. In 2014, The Pew Charitable Trusts partnered with the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust to establish a national initiative, the Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research ProgramThis program is independent from the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences.

The Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer. The award provides $300,000 in flexible support—$75,000 per year for a four-year period.  In line with the Stewart Trust’s mission to invest in innovative, cutting-edge, basic cancer research that may accelerate and advance progress toward a cure for cancer, applications are invited from nominees conducting cancer research. This nomination is independent from the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences and follows a different set of guidelines and procedures for nominating an applicant whose research is related to cancer.

Guidelines for DF/HCC nomination process:

  • Interested applicants should submit pre-proposal materials, including a research project summary, curriculum vitae, and letter of support from their department/division chair, to a DF/HCC internal selection committee for consideration. Pre-proposal materials should be submitted by email to Drew Memmott and Deborah Goff no later than 9am on June 4, 2018.
  • The Pew-Stewart Scholars Program Office will e-mail login information directly to the selected applicant. The online application website will open July 16, 2018, and the submission deadline for a complete application is Oct. 8, 2018.

The following eligibility criteria will be considered when reviewing candidates for the nomination:

  • Nominees must have been awarded a doctorate in a field related to biomedical sciences or medicine.
  • As of Oct. 8, 2018, nominees must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor or the equivalent. 
    • Appointments such as research assistant professor, adjunct assistant professor, assistant professor research track, visiting professor, or instructor are not eligible.
  • On June 29, 2018, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before June 29, 2015).
  • Candidates may be nominated by their institution only twice. All applicants must be nominated by their institution and must complete the 2019 online application.

Qualified candidates should be conducting creative, interdisciplinary, basic, or translational cancer research. This program is not designed to fund clinical trial research.