College of Liberal Arts

Searle Scholars

Tuesday Aug 2, 2011

Sponsor: Searle Scholars Program
Program:  Searle Scholars Program
The complete solicitation is here:
Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to by noon, August 2, 2011:
1.       Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of/needs for the proposed research project.
2.       Short bio sketch/CV of the UT PI
3.       (Recommended) Short endorsement from departmental chair to be incorporated into letter of nomination
The Searle Family has maintained a strong interest in innovative biomedical research and has pursued this interest through philanthropic initiatives. The Searle Scholars Program is one of these initiatives. In his will, Jack Searle expressed the wish that certain funds be used to support ". . . research in medicine, chemistry and the biological sciences." In 1980, Dan, Bill, and Wes, acting as Consultants to the Trustees of the Trusts established under the wills of Mr. & Mrs. John G. Searle, recommended the development of a program of support for young biomedical scientists. This idea evolved into the Searle Scholars Program. The program was designed to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in the first or second year of their first appointment at the assistant professor level, and whose current appointment is a tenure-track position.
The current grant level is $300,000 for a three-year period. Normally, the program makes 15 new grants each year.
The complete solicitation is here:

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