Searle Scholar Receives Nobel Prize
Congratulations to 1996 Searle Scholar Dr. Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, for winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Dr. Doudna shares the award with Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier for their groundbreaking work developing the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. CRISPR/Cas9 allows researchers to rewrite DNA with revolutionary uses in agriculture, biology, and medicine. Dr. Doudna is the second Searle Scholar to win a Nobel Prize.
Searle Scholars Program names 15 scientists as Searle Scholars for 2020
Members of the new class of Searle Scholars pursue ground-breaking research in chemistry and the biomedical sciences. Each receives an award of $300,000 in flexible funding to support his, her, or their work over the next three years.
The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. The Program’s Scientific Director appoints an Advisory Board of eminent scientists who choose the Scholars based on rigorous standards aimed at finding the most creative talent interested in pursuing an academic research career. This year, 199 applications were considered from nominations by 139 universities and research institutions.
Searle Scholars Program Names Dr. Milan Mrksich As Its New Scientific Director
Kinship Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Milan Mrksich will be the new Scientific Director of the Searle Scholars Program, effective July 1. Mrksich succeeds Dr. Douglas Fambrough who is retiring from the position after 24 years.Learn More
Scientific Advisory Board Meeting
End of March:
Notification of application status
Invitation letter sent to participating institutions
Award term begins for first year Scholars
Fiscal reports due from current Scholars
Final report due from third year Scholars