July 19, 2011

University-wide Limited Submission Opportunity: Searle Scholars Program

Vanderbilt may nominate two candidates for the Searle Scholars Program for 2012, which supports the independent research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their first appointments as tenure-track assistant professors.

Grants are $300,000 for a three-year period.

Applicants are 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 as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2010. The Searle Scholars Program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components.

Anyone interested in being considered as one of Vanderbilt’s two nominees must submit the following (in PDF format) to John BuAbbud (john.buabbud@vanderbilt.edu) in Foundation Relations by Aug. 19 at 5 p.m.

1. A letter of nomination from the department chair highlighting the nominee's achievements, and the basis for selection (limited to three pages)

2. Brief three- to six-page research plan

3. A brief CV or NIH biosketch

4. A budget (less than one page) describing how award funds will be used.

Once received, all proposals will be forwarded to an internal review committee that will choose the final nominees. The chosen nominees will submit full proposals to the Foundation by the Sept. 30 deadline.

If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Brady, Ph.D., associate director, Foundation Relations, at 343-4217 or ashley.brady@vanderbilt.edu.

This notice will also be posted on FIND Grants (Foundation INitiatives Database) under the Limited Submission Opportunities tab.