University of Southern California

Research

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

Please note the change in application submission process:
PIs must submit their application utilizing the Office of Research’s new Application Portal: http://uscapplicationportal.weebly.com/

Slots:                                                     One
LOI:                                                        NA                         
Internal Deadline:                           October 20, 2014
External Deadline:                          February 10, 2015

Award Information:                        Anticipated Amount: 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.

Submission Process:                   Please note the change in application submission process:
PIs must submit their application utilizing the Office of Research’s new Application Portal: http://uscapplicationportal.weebly.com/  

Link to Award: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/camille_dreyfus_teacher_award.shtml

Purpose: 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 within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, 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.

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.

Recommendations for awards are based primarily on the nominee’s scholarly research 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. Nominations are reviewed by distinguished faculty in the chemical sciences