NOTE: Searle normally issues updated guidelines in May. The information below is based on the 2012 competition and will be updated, if needed, as soon as the new guidelines are available.
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. 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.
Submissions are restricted to selected candidates from invited institutions only and are not open to individuals who have not been selected by their institution to participate in the competition. In 2012, the University of Iowa was invited to submit one application.
Internal Selection Procedure
The UI Office of the Vice President for Research has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
1. A two-page CV
2. A description of the proposed research. It should have the following elements:
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Friday, September 27, 2013.
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