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.

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 2021

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.

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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.

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2021 Timeline

  1. March

    March 1-3:
    Scientific Advisory Board Meeting

    End of March:
    Notification of application status
  2. April

    April 19-22:
    Annual Meeting
  3. June

    June 15:
    Application opens

    June 15:
    Invitation letter sent to participating institutions
  4. July

    July 1:
    Award term begins for first year Scholars
  5. August

    August 31:
    Fiscal reports due from current Scholars
  6. September

    September 30:
    Application closes

    September 30:
    Final report due from third year Scholars

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