The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment (see below), and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $100,000.
The Foundation seeks Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars who demonstrate leadership in research and education. Nominations must provide compelling evidence of the advance of important knowledge in the chemical sciences by the nominee. Further, the nomination should describe dedication and contributions to education in the chemical sciences, particularly with respect to undergraduates.
The nominee’s scholarly research achievements are assessed by a panel of distinguished faculty in the chemical sciences. The letters of recommendation should address the nominee’s research accomplishments as an independent faculty member. Other considered factors are; awards and honors, the publication of research achievements in leading journals, and success in attracting research funding.
The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award provides a $100,000 unrestricted research grant. Of the total amount, $7,500 is for departmental expenses associated with research and education. Charges associated with indirect costs or institutional overhead are not allowed. A defrayal of academic-year salary is not permitted. Funds are normally expended over a period of five years. Foundation approval is not required for budgetary changes after an award is made. If the awardee leaves the institution, the transfer of the remaining funds requires prior Foundation approval.
$100,000 (with $7,500 of this total for “departmental expenses associated with research and education”)
The Camille 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 higher degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2014. Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity. Undergraduate education is an important component. Institutions may submit only one Camille Dreyfus nomination annually. Renominations are accepted.
In ONE PDF, please provide:
- A one-page, 12-point font, one-inch margin cover letter, including PI name, department/division, school/college, project title and a brief summary of compelling evidence of your advancement of important knowledge in the chemical sciences and your dedication and contributions to education in the chemical sciences, particularly with respect to undergraduates, and
- An NIH or NSF Style Biosketch
Please send this PDF as an e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm December 4, 2019.
Final nominees will be notified of their selection by December 11, 2019.
The final proposal must be received by the Office of Research Administration by January 30, 2019, at 5:00 pm EST.
The final proposal must be received by the sponsor by February 6, 2019, at 5:00 pm EST.