Searles Scholar Program

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
Searle Scholars Program

PI Eligibility
Faculty should have begun their first appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2010. The appointment must be a tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent)

Applicants for year 2012 awards 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.

Institutional Eligibility: 2
Texas A&M University has been invited to submit two applications.

The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding young scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. The current grant level is $300,000 for a three-year period. Normally, the program makes 15 new grants each year.

The Searle Scholars Program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research, but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components.

June 10, 2011, 5:00 pm:
Deadline for an email of intent, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to

June 13, 2011, 5:00 pm: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.  Include signatures of approval from your department head and college dean, to the Office of Research Development for review by the internal selection committee.

E-mail internal proposal to

June 17, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

They will be most grateful to institutions whose submissions are received well in advance of the deadline

Sept. 30, 2011: Deadline for the Full proposal, by 5:00 pm local time of applicant organization

Internal Selection Procedures
Texas A&M University has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.