(CLOSED) 2019 Dreyfus Foundation: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards

Sponsor Name: 
Dreyfus Foundation
Description of the Award: 

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 2013. 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.)

Selection Process:

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.

See the Dreyfus Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions (link above).

Limit (Number of applicants permitted per institution): 
Sponsor Final Deadline: 
Feb 07, 2019
OVPR Application or NOI Instructions: 

Application Materials:
The following components are required for the internal down-select 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 down-select process. Questions concerning the application process and other foundation-related questions should be directed to Heather Winfield, Associate Director of Foundation Relations (814-867-0551 or hbw11@psu.edu).

To be considered as a Penn State institutional nominee, please submit a notice of intent by the date provided directly below.
This limited submission is in downselect: 
Penn State may only submit a specific number of proposals to this funding opportunity. The number of NOIs received require that an internal competition take place, thus, a downselect process has commenced. No Penn State researchers may apply to this opportunity outside of this downselect process. To apply for this limited submission, please use this link:
OVPR Downselect Deadline: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 4:00pm
O'Brien, Edward (ECoS, Chemistry) 12/4/18