The New York City-based Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation is accepting nominations from academic institutions for its Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program.
The annual program supports research and the teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides a $75,000 grant to faculty at an early stage in their career. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment and a demonstrated commitment to education signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching.
The program is open to academic institutions in the United States and its territories 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 expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2012. Awardees must be from PhD-granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity, and anstitutions may submit only one nomination annually. (Re-nominations are accepted.)
See the Dreyfus Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions (link above).
The following components are required for the internal downselect process:
1. A letter of nomination from an department head highlighting the nominee's achievements, and the basis for selection (limited to three pages)
2. A summary description of the nominee's research accomplishments as an independent faculty member, and a description of research plans (limited to six pages, including references)
3. A statement intended to convince the reviewers of the nominee's dedication to education in the chemical sciences (limited to two pages)
4. A CV (limited to five pages) including a list of publications in which independent contributions and undergraduate coauthors are clearly identified. Research support should be indicated
5. A budget (limited to one page) describing how award funds are anticipated to be used
The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) is the designated institutional contact responsible for communicating with the Foundation and is collaborating with Limited Submissions on the internal downselect process. Questions concerning the application process and other foundation-related questions should be directed to Eric Reinhard, Associate Director of Foundation Relations (814-863-4308 or firstname.lastname@example.org