OSP FO# 11-153

AGENCY: The Chicago Community Trust

PROGRAM: 2012 Searle Scholars

OBJECTIVES: The Searle Scholars program supports research in medicine, chemistry, and biological science. Grants are made 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.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and biological sciences. Candidates should have begun their first appointment at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2010, and therefore be in their first or second year. The appointment must be a tenure-track position. No more than one application will be accepted from any one institution.

BU Internal Deadline: August 5, 2011
Foundation Deadline: September 30, 2011

FUNDING INFORMATION: Fifteen awards will be made in the amount of $100,000 per year for three years. Funding for the second and third years will be contingent upon the submission of acceptable progress reports.    

Douglas M. Fambrough
Scientific Director
Searle Scholars Program
411 Range Road
Baltimore, MD 21204
Telephone: (410) 842-7477
Email: fambro@jhu.edu
Web: http://www.searlescholars.net

INTERNAL REVIEW PROCESS: Faculty wishing to be considered for nomination should provide the following proposal material to OSP-CRC Director Joan Kirkendall, Office of Sponsored Programs, 25 Buick Street, Boston, MA 02215, for internal review purposes:

1. letter of recommendation from the appropriate Department Chair or Research Mentor, highlighting the nominee’s achievements and the basis for selection;
2. description of the nominee’s proposed research project (maximum length 3 pages); including the rationale for the proposed work, its potential importance, and the approach to be taken;
3. nominee’s biographical sketch (2 pages).

Nomination material will be collected and forwarded to the Office of the Vice President for Research for final selection. All nomination material should be received by Friday, August 5, 2011.

REMARKS: Complete program guidelines and application material may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.