2019 - Searle Scholars Program
Searle Scholars Program
Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.
PI Eligibility: The Searle Scholars Program Scientific Advisory Board is primarily interested in the potential of applicants to make innovative and high-impact contributions to research over an extended period of time.
Applicants for the 2020 competition (awards which will be activated on July 1, 2020) are 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.
Applicants should have begun their appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2018. The appointment must be their first tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent) at an invited institution.
The Searle Scholars Program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components. Potential applicants who are unsure if their research is appropriate for our Program are encouraged to examine the research interests of present and former Searle Scholars on this website.
Applicants who were nominated for awards in the previous competition year but were not awarded may still meet the eligibility criteria for the current competition. Institutions should consult with the scientific director of the Program regarding renomination of such individuals.
The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).
Proposal Limit: Texas A&M University-2; Texas A&M Health Science Center-1
Summary: The Searle Scholars Program is a limited submission award program which makes grants to selected academic and research institutions to support the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. 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 annually.
Applications will be screened by a Scientific Advisory Board comprised of experts in the fields of interest to the Program. All applicants will be advised of competition results by the end of April of the award year.
|July 3, 2019
Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project. Send email of intent to email@example.com
|July 10, 2019
Deadline to submit an internal proposal.All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a research plan summary (3 pages max not including references), two-page bio-sketch (per PI), and preliminary budget.The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth. Once you log-in to e-proposal, choose “Limited Submission Grant” from the Available Grants section.
If you have any questions, please contact:firstname.lastname@example.org or 979.862.2233.
|August 1, 2019
Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.
|September 27, 2019
Sponsor deadline for the full proposal.
Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions. Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.