Application Process

Online Application System

The Searle Scholars Program accepts applications only through an online application system. The 2017 competition schedule and process for applying is as follows:

Nomination for the 2017 competition will be open to participating institutions on or after June 1, 2016 . The application will be available online to selected individuals once nomination has been placed and the submission deadline will be September 30, 2016. Submissions are restricted to selected candidates from Participating Institutions only. Individuals who have not been nominated by a participating institution cannot apply. Individuals from participating institutions who are interested in submitting an application should consult with the contact at their institution who handles limited submission awards for information about how the nomination process works within their institution. Access to the online application will only be shared with participating institutions and their nominees.

Selection

Applications will be screened by a scientific advisory board comprised of experts in the fields of interest to the Program. All applicants will be advised of competition results by the end of April of the award year. Applicants are asked to refrain from contacting the Program to ascertain the status of their application prior to that time period.