Searle Freedom Trust

Application Guidelines

The Searle Freedom Trust is primarily interested in supporting domestic public policy research. Grant proposals should be submitted online and should include:

  • A project description
  • The project budget
  • The organization’s annual budget
  • Any supporting materials
  • A list of key supporters
  • Evidence of the organization’s non-profit status

The board of the Searle Freedom Trust meets three times per year.  We accept applications on a rolling basis with the following deadlines for our meeting schedule: December 2 for our Spring meeting; April 15 for our Summer meeting; and August 19 for our Winter meeting.  Proposals received after the deadline may be considered at the next board meeting or will be held until the following meeting.  Please click here to apply online.

If you have any questions, or feedback, about our new application, please do not hesitate to email us.

The Searle Freedom Trust will not typically support the following:

  • Building projects
  • Individuals
  • Organizations that are not non-profit, charitable organizations
  • Organizations that are primarily dependent upon government funds
  • Capital campaigns
  • Endowments

It is the foundation’s policy not to support unspecified overhead costs associated with university research projects.