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Searle Scholars Program

2018 Searle Scholars Program
Intent Deadline: July 18, 2018
UNL Pre-Proposal Deadline: August 8, 2018
Application Deadline: September 28, 2018

The Searle Scholars Program provides $300,000 awards to outstanding individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level and whose appointment is their first tenure-track position. Applicants are expected to be pursuing independent research careers in one of the following areas: biochemistry; cell biology; genetics; immunology; neuroscience; pharmacology; and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.

The University of Nebraska (NU) system may submit one application to the 2019 competition. An internal competition is underway to determine which faculty members will be put forth by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) to the system-wide applicant selection process being managed by the Office of the Provost. UNL may select up to three prospective applicants for consideration as NU's applicant. 

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by July 18, 2018. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit