Searle Scholars Program

UM and UMMC nominees solicited for the 2015 Searle Scholars Program

The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to support the independent research of outstanding young scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, for research projects in the biomedical sciences and chemistry.

The University of Mississippi (to include the main campus and the Medical Center) may submit only one application per year for this program. Qualifying assistant professors who wish to be considered for this nomination should submit their names to UM’s Dr. Alice Clark ( or UMMC’s Dr. Richard Summers ( by 5pm, July 14, 2014, along with the following information: 

  • Title of Proposed Research
  • Abstract Summarizing Proposed Research and Significance (limit 250 words)
  • Present Affiliation (UM or UMMC) and Department
  • Present Position (Title)
  • Biosketch (NIH format preferred; NSF format acceptable)

A combined UM/UMMC committee will be formed to select one nominee, to be announced by July 21, which will leave 2 months for the nominee and institution to prepare the full application for submission to the Searles Scholars Program by September 26, 2014. Questions about this opportunity may be directed to UM’s Jason Hale ( or UMMC’s Leslie Musshafen (

For more information on the Searle Scholars Program, see