The Searle Scholars Program was founded in 1980. It is administered by Kinship Foundation and is funded through the Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust.

About Kinship Foundation

Kinship Foundation is a private operating foundation established to advance the institutional philanthropy of the Searle Family.

The Foundation has three areas of focus: biomedical research, environmental conservation and education. Its work includes developing and supporting Chicago-based grant making initiatives through the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust; administering the Searle Scholars Program, a national biomedical research grant program; and operating Kinship Conservation Fellows, a global environmental leadership program.