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Pew Biomedical Scholars Program : 2023 Pew Biomedical Scholars Award

The Office of the Vice President for Research is honored to announce that the University of South Carolina has been invited to submit an application for the 2023 Pew Biomedical Scholars Award. UofSC is one of approximately 200 institutions able to participate in this prestigious program because of the scope of our university’s biomedical research portfolio.

UofSC can nominate one assistant professor in the area of biomedical sciences who meets the criteria outlined below to compete for funding in the 2022 Pew Biomedical Scholars Program.

This annual award program provides $300,000 in flexible support for the selected recipient to use over four years ($75,000 per year) to conduct biomedical research.

Submit your pre-proposal application by 5:00 pm on April 7, 2022

UofSC may submit only one Pew Biomedical Scholars Program application per year. To ensure that UofSC’s biomedical researchers have the best possible chance at receiving funding through the program, the Office of the Vice President for Research will coordinate an internal selection process to choose the final nominee.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine, or a related field. As of September 8, 2022, they must hold a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor. They also must not have been appointed as an assistant professor at any institution prior to June 13, 2018, 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 (but the reasons for this must be noted in the internal LOI).

Candidates should demonstrate outstanding promise as contributors in science relevant to human health. This program does not fund clinical trials research. Ideas with the potential to produce an unusually high impact are encouraged.

Eligible assistant professors must submit a pre-proposal application packet to Beth Herron( by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

The University needs to submit the name of its nominee to this program by May 18, 2022.

The selected applicant will work with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Office of Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy to complete and submit the final Pew Biomedical Scholars Program application on or before September 8, 2022.

Pre-proposal application packages must be submitted as a single PDF file, and must include the following components:

o National Institutes of Health (NIH) biosketch
o One letter of recommendation from the applicant’s department chair or center director
o Three-page summary of the proposed research

For questions, please contact Beth at ( or 803-777-2885.

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