Award Nomination Opportunity: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards



The 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, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching.


Please feel free to contact John Wendelken, in the Office of Foundation Relations, at if you have any questions about the opportunity or the foundation.


$100,000 ($7,500 is for departmental expenses associated with research and education), no IDC.


The 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 2017. Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity. Renominations are accepted.


Interested investigators should submit the following materials via InfoReady Review by DATE: 12/9/2022

  • Questions outlined in InfoReady Review application;
  • A letter of support from the appropriate department chair or dean
  • A brief statement (up to 2 pages) about the nominee describing their scientific achievements and commitment to education/teaching;
  • Up-to-date CV or biosketch for the proposed nominee.

A faculty committee drawn from both campuses will review internal proposals and select nominees. Foundation Relations will work with the nominees to develop and submit the institutional nomination letter and applicant materials by 2/1/2023


Upon internal selection the following will be required for full nomination to the foundation:

The online nomination form

A letter of nomination from an institutional representative highlighting the nominee’s achievements, and the basis for selection (limited to 2 pages)

A summary description of the nominee’s research accomplishments as an independent faculty member, and a description of research plans (limited to 5 pages, including references, at least one graphic is encouraged)

A statement intended to convince the reviewers of the nominee’s dedication to education in the chemical sciences (limited to 2 pages)

A CV (limited to 4 pages) including a list of publications in which independent contributions and undergraduate coauthors are clearly identified. Research support should be indicated

A budget (limited to 1 page) describing how award funds are anticipated to be used

Internal Materials Due: Friday, December 9, 2022
Sponsor Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2023