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|Sponsor:||Chicago Community Trust|
|Award Title:||Searle Scholars Program|
$300,000 paid in yearly installments of $100,000 pending required reports
|Description:||Supports the independent research of outstanding individuals who have begun their first appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2012. Applicants will be 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.|
|Number of Applicants University is Allowed to submit:||2|
|Additional Requirements:||Tenure track|
|UM Nominations Process:||
Please provide for internal nomination:
1. Cover page including nominee's name, department, contact info, the year he/she/ received their PhD and date of first tenure track appointment, title and abstract of the project.
2. Abbreviated CV of PI (3 pages)
3. Publication list. If nominated, you will be asked to provide the initial page of no more than five papers which you consider provide evidence of your scientific abilities. Please asterisk those that you would include in your final Searle application. For any papers submitted, but not yet published, please include date of submission in your listing.
4. Research program/proposal (3 pages). Provide an overview of the specific areas of research you would like to carry out in your laboratory in the next few years. Include the project's aims and objectives, methods to be used, and why the work is particularly novel and important. Please include one paragraph stating your career goals. Figures and references need not be included in the 3-page limit, but should be kept to a minimum. Searle proposals will be evaluated on potential for successful results, evidence of creativity, feasibility and clarity of thinking.
5. Letter of nomination from your department head/chair or director.
6. List of people you plan to solicit for reference letters. If selected, they would need to provide a letter for submission to Searle by the deadline of September 27, 2013.
All materials should be submitted as a single pdf document to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4pm on July 3rd. Questions can be sent to email@example.com or call 612-625-2356.
|Peer Review Coordination:||Office of the VP for Research contact email|
|Status:|| PIs Selected. The following 2 PIs are the official UM nominees:
Dan Knights, Computer Science & Engineering
William Pomerantz, Chemistry
|Please note:||To be considered for peer review and internal selection, faculty must follow the above submission guidelines and meet the UM deadline as set by the office coordinating the peer review for this opportunity.|
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This link includes summary sponsor information, specific instructions for internal submission and contact information for the university office coordinating the nomination process.
Registration is an optional but highly recommended feature. Perhaps you are looking for a wider audience for your proposal idea, or for potential collaborators to work with to create a stronger application. Registration allows applicants to share proposal ideas and post contact information.
Registration also provides information that helps the university office overseeing the nomination to determine the level of coordination needed and guide the review process.
To register (or view registrants), click on the UM Submission Instructions for a specific opportunity, then click on the Register Interest link.
If you have questions about the University's process related to extramural funding opportunities requiring nomination, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org