OSP FO# 11-246

AGENCY: The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

PROGRAM: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

OBJECTIVES: This program provides funding to support the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Established in 1969, based on institutional nominations, the program was designed to provide discretionary funding to faculty at early stages in their careers. Criteria for selection included an independent body of scholarship and a commitment to education that signaled the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching.

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 nominees will be assessed with respect to dedication, contributions, and innovations in education in the chemical sciences, particularly with respect to undergraduates. Recommendations for these awards are based primarily on the nominee’s achievements as an independent faculty member as assessed by the Foundation’s reviewers and the judgment of the nominee’s peers exemplified by letters of recommendation. Other considered factors are: awards and honors, publication of research achievements in leading journals; and success in attracting funding of research.

Please see the program announcement below for further program information.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Institutions may submit only one nomination to the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar program. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2006.

BU Internal Deadline: December 19, 2011
Nomination Deadline: February 9, 2012

FUNDING INFORMATION: The 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. Funds are normally expended over a period of five years.

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
555 Madison Avenue, 20th floor
New York, New York 10022-3301
Telephone: (212) 753-1760
Email: admin@dreyfus.org or programs@dreyfus.org
Web: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/camille_dreyfus_teacher_award.shtml

INTERNAL REVIEW PROCESS: Faculty wishing to be considered for nomination should provide the following proposal material to Executive Director Joan Kirkendall, Office of Sponsored Programs, 25 Buick Street, Boston, MA 02215, for internal review purposes:

1. The candidate’s curriculum vitae (Maximum length: 3 pages)
2. A letter of nomination from the Department Chair or Dean which states the reasons for the candidate’s selection, and highlighting the candidate‚Äôs achievements.
3. A summary description, with references, of the candidate’s research accomplishments, and a description of future research and teaching plans. (Maximum length: 5 pages)

Nomination material will be collected and forwarded to the Office of the Vice President for Research for final selection. All nomination material should be received by Monday, December 19, 2011.

REMARKS: The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation require the submission of an online nomination cover page for Teacher-Scholar Awards. Nomination forms and instructions are available by mid-December.

Complete program guidelines and application material may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.