2022 Searle Scholars Program Competition

The Searle Scholars Program is excited to announce the 2022 Searle Scholars Program Competition. Illinois Institute of Technology is invited to nominate one individual to apply. The 2022 application is open now until September 30, 2021 at 5 p.m. CDT.

The Searle Scholars Program Scientific Advisory Board is primarily interested in the potential of applicants to make innovative and high-impact contributions to research over an extended period of time.

Applicants for the 2022 competition (awards which will be activated on July 1, 2022) 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.

Applicants should have begun their appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2020. The appointment must be their first tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent) at an invited institution.

The Searle Scholars Program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components. Potential applicants who are unsure if their research is appropriate for our Program are encouraged to examine the research interests of present and former Searle Scholars on this website.

Applicants who were nominated for awards in the previous competition year but were not awarded may still meet the eligibility criteria for the current competition. Institutions should consult with the Scientific Director of the Program regarding renomination of such individuals.

Questions about the Searle Scholars program should be directed to Domenica Pappas, Assistant Vice Provost for Research, pappas@iit.edu or osrp@iit.edu. Nominations are due to the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at least five days before the sponsor deadline.