University of Southern California

Research

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 2021

Slots:                                        1

Internal Deadline:                      November 6, 2020, noon Pacific Time.

LOI:                                          N/A

External Deadline:                     February 4, 2021

Award Information:                   Type: Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: Not specified.

Anticipated Amount: The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $100,000.

Submission Process:                  PIs must submit their application through the RFA-specific Limited Submission – Camille Dreyfus category of the Office of Research Application Portal: https://research.usc.edu/usc-grants/.

Materials to submit:

Link:  https://www.dreyfus.org/camille-dreyfus-teacher-scholar/

Who May Serve as PI:                               The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards 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 2015. Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity. Undergraduate education is an important component. Institutions may submit only one Camille Dreyfus nomination annually. Renominations are accepted.

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 in the early years of their appointment (see below), and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling 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 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.

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.