Limited Submission: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

Summary

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 $75,000.

Award Amount

  • $75,000 USD

The award provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000. Of the total amount, $7,500 is for departmental expenses associated with research and education. In past years 12-15 fellows were selected.

Eligibility

  • 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 2012.
  • 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.

Selection

  • 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, publication of research achievements in leading journals, and success in attracting research funding.

Budget

  • The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award provides a $75,000 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. 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.

Limitation Details

Institutions may submit only one Dreyfus nomination annually. If you are interested in applying for this program, you must first submit an internal application to limsub@uga.edu according to the required instructions below.

Internal Applications must include the following:

  • A cover page listing
    • The name of this funding opportunity
    • Your name, UGA position, home department, email, and UGA contact information
    • Your nominator’s name, UGA position, and UGA office contact information
  • A (three-page maximum) statement that includes
    • Your research accomplishments as an independent faculty member
    • Why you feel you are the most competitive candidate as UGA’s nomination
    • How these award funds are anticipated to be used
    • Suggested names of those who will write your three letters of support
  • A brief statement from your nominator agreeing to write your letter of nomination
  • Curriculum vitae

Internal Submission Instructions

The above internal application materials should be submitted via email as a single .PDF file to limsub@uga.edu by the internal deadline listed above.

Questions?

Please submit questions regarding the internal competition to Lauren Sisko at limsub@uga.edu.

Procedural questions may be directed to the Foundation office by telephone at 212-753-1760 or e-mail at programs@dreyfus.org.


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