Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation: Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences at undergraduate institutions. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. The award is based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment to teaching, and provides an unrestricted research grant of $60,000.

Number of Applications Allowed: One

The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award provides a $60,000 unrestricted research grant. Of the total amount, $5,000 is to be allocated for departmental expenses associated with research and education. Charges associated with indirect costs or institutional overhead are not allowed. Defrayal of academic-year salary is not permitted. Funds are normally expended over a period of five years.

The official announcement and description of this opportunity may be found on the foundation's website:

Number of Applications


Applicants are encouraged to consult with their Associate Deans for Research prior to internal submission to assure they meet eligibility criteria and their projects meet stated program objectives.

The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor's or master's degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Awardees are typically in departments that do not grant a doctoral degree. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, be after the fourth and not after the twelfth years of their independent academic careers, and be engaged in research and teaching primarily with undergraduates.

The Foundation seeks Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars who, as independent faculty members, have demonstrated leadership in original scholarly research of outstanding quality, substantially with undergraduates, as well as excellence and dedication in undergraduate education.

Recommendations for awards are based on evidence of outstanding educational efforts and the nominee's scholarly research achievements with undergraduates as an independent faculty member, as assessed by a panel of distinguished faculty in the chemical sciences. The three outside letters of support are of particular value to the reviewers. Other considered factors are: awards and honors, publication of research achievements in leading journals, and success in attracting research funding.

Submission Process

Step 1

Anyone wishing to pursue nomination for the Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award should submit the application materials detailed below as one PDF email attachment no later than 5:00 p.m on February 4, 2016. Proposal should be submitted to Stephanie Endy at

  • Full C.V. with funding history
  • Letter of intent no longer than 2 pages addressing the applicant's qualifications and intended use of funds.
Step 2

The nominee will be notified of their selection by February 11, 2016.

Step 3

Final proposal (as detailed on the Program Website) due to the Office of Research Administration by May 11, 2016.

Step 4

Sponsor Deadline is May 18, 2016.


Abstract or LOI to ORA Chosen Proposal Announced ORA Final Proposal Due Date Sponsor Submission Deadline Days Until Due
02/01/2016 02/17/2016 05/11/2016 05/18/2016 CLOSED