2020 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.

Application Materials

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)

as a single document (both outline and biosketch) to Jennifer Kluge at jck67@georgetown.edu no later than Monday, July 22, 2019. An internal academic committee will review applications to select the university’s nominee.


$300,000 over 3 years


  • Internal application deadline: July 22, 2019
  • Application deadline (if nominated): September 27, 2019
  • Notification: End of March 2020
  • Grants awarded: July 1, 2020


  • 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, 2018. 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.


Visit the Searle Scholars website for more information. Please direct further questions to Becky Pfordresher, Director, Office of Institutional Partnerships at (202) 687-1067 or Becky.Pfordresher@georgetown.edu.