Limited Submission: Searle Scholars Program

Searle Scholars Program

The Kinship Foundation/Searle Scholars Program has announced its awards for 2015.   Boston University is invited to submit only one application.  Potential applicants will be reviewed internally to select the final candidate.  If you would like to apply, please send your application to Diana Lehman, Office of Clinical Research  by August 8, 2014.

PROGRAM  DESCRIPTION: 
The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding early-career faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment.

ELIGIBILITY:
Applicants for awards, which will be activated on July 1, will be expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Candidates should have begun their appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2013 The appointment must be their first tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent) at an invited institution.

FUNDING INFORMATION:
Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports. Generally, the program makes 15 new grants each year.

DEADLINES:
Internal Deadline:  August 8, 2014
Foundation Deadline:  September 26, 2014

AGENCY CONTACT:
Douglas M. Fambrough
Scientific Director
Searle Scholars Program
14411 Falls Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Telephone: (410) 842-7477
Email: fambro@jhu.edu
Web: http://www.searlescholars.net/go.php?id=5

APPLICATION  PROCESS:
Boston University may submit only one application to the Searle Scholars Program.  Potential applicants will be reviewed internally to select the final candidate.  If you would like to apply, please email the following documents (preferably combined into a single pdf file) to Diana Lehman (dlehman@bu.edu), Office of Clinical Research by August 8, 2014:

  • a one-page summary of your research
  • a letter from your research mentor or departmental chair
  • your email address and your mentor’s email address
  • the exact date of your first faculty appointment
  • and your biosketch or cv

The application process for selected candidates requires online submission.  A complete award program description and application guidelines are available on the Foundation’s web site at http://www.searlescholars.net/go.php?id=1.