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. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, with deadlines of December 12 for our Spring meeting; April 16 for our Summer meeting; and August 24 for our Winter meeting. Worker freedom proposals will be considered separately.
The Searle Freedom Trust will not typically support the following:
- Building projects
- Organizations that are not non-profit, charitable organizations
- Organizations that are primarily dependent upon government funds
- Capital campaigns
It is the foundation’s policy not to support unspecified overhead costs associated with university research projects.