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The Searle Scholars Program awards grants to selected academic institutions 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. Applicants for year 2006 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. Candidates should have begun their first appointment at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2004 and therefore be in their first or second year. This appointment must be a tenure-track position.

Because the UM System is limited as to the number of applications it can submit, letters of intent and biographical sketches must be submitted to the Office of Research, 202 Jesse Hall, no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 1. Letters of intent should be limited to two pages and should include 1) an overview of the specific areas of research to be undertaken in the next few years, 2) an explanation as to why the work is particularly novel and important, and 3) what part(s) of the research would be supported with Searle funds. Biographical sketches must be limited to two pages.

Amount: Normally 15 grants of $80,000 per year for three years
MU Deadline: Letters of intent are due to the MU Office of Research by 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2005
Searle Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2005

URL for more information:

To access the application, click on the Apply link. After clicking on the Application Materials link, you will be prompted to enter the following user name and password:

User name:       SSP2006
Password:         DGSearle

Both the user name and password are case-sensitive, please enter the information exactly as you see written above.

Potential applicants are advised to read the Eligibility section of the web site as a guide. If there is any doubt about a potential applicant’s eligibility, please contact Dr. Kandis Smith at 882-6396. Please help applicants avoid the common mistakes made in preparing applications. These are:  (i) applicants failing to describe their role in research reported with more than one author (Item 19B, Page 7), and (ii) failure to heed the request that the application material NOT be stapled together.

This announcement is being distributed to deans, directors and chairs in biomedical disciplines.  Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.


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