Program Details

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 $240,000 in flexible support-$60,000 per year for a four-year period. In line with the Stewart Trust’s mission to invest in innovative cutting-edge cancer research that may accelerate and advance progress toward a cure for cancer, applications are invited from nominees conducting cancer research.

National Advisory Committee

The Pew Stewart National Advisory Committee provides scientific leadership to the program, reviews all applications, and identifies candidates to be recommended to the Pew Board to be named Pew Stewart Scholars.

Current Members include: Peter M. Howley, M.D. Harvard Medical School, Tony R. Hunter;  Ph.D., Salk Institute for Biological Studies; Nickolas Papadopoulos, Ph.D., Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center; Jennifer A. Pietenpol, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; Louis M. Staudt, M.D., Ph.D., Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research

In 2014, The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust announced the inaugural class of Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research. Five promising early-career scientists will receive funding for research aimed at finding cures for cancer using approaches that include genetics, pharmacology, and structural biology. For more information about the Pew Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research visit the scholars directory.

For more details on the program, eligibility, terms of the awards, participating institutions and contact information please visit