The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences is designed to support young investigators of outstanding promise in the basic and clinical sciences relevant to the advancement of human health. The funding of the awards is provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The award is intended to provide assured support, during their earlier years, for junior members of the faculty as they establish their laboratories. It is hoped that the assurance provided through the Program will encourage successful applicants to be more venturesome in their research and future applications for support than would otherwise be likely.
For the 26th series of awards, to be made in 2010, one nomination will be invited from the presidents of each of a limited number of institutions selected on the basis of the scope of their work in biomedical research, and which will have been recommended to The Pew Trusts by the National Advisory Committee of the Program.