2019 Searle Scholars Program Grant Opportunity

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The Searle Scholars Program supports the independent research of exceptional early-career faculty in biomedical sciences and chemistry, who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level, and whose appointment is their first tenure-track position. Program aims to fund early-career scientists who have the potential to make innovative, high-impact contributions to research over an extended period of time.

Georgetown University has been invited to submit one grant application. If you would like to pursue this opportunity, please submit:

  • One-page outline of your research proposal
  • NIH-type biosketch (5-page limit)
  • A single document (both outline and biosketch) to Jennifer Kluge at jck67@georgetown.edu no later than Monday, July 16, 2018. An internal academic committee will review applications to select the university‚Äôs nominee

Awards: $300,000 over 3 years


  • Internal application deadline: July 16, 2018
  • Application deadline (if nominated): September 28, 2018
  • Notification: End of March 2019
  • Grants awarded: July 1, 2019


  • Must be pursuing an independent research career in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, related areas in chemistry, medicine, or the biological sciences.
  • Should have begun the appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2017. The appointment must be the first tenure-track position (or nearest equivalent).
  • Searle Scholars Program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components.

Details: Learn more about Searle Scholars Program (new window)by visiting their website. For specific information about Eligibility for the program (new window)click here.

Contact: Please direct further questions to Becky Pfordresher, Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations at (202) 687-1067 or Becky.Pfordresher@georgetown.edu (new window).