University of Southern California


Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

Slots:                                                   One                    
LOI:                                                     Not mentioned in proposal.
Internal Deadline:                           November 11, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline:                           February 10, 2017
Award Information:                        Type: Standard Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: Not listed

Anticipated Amount: $75,000 per recipient

Submission Process:                  PIs must submit their application utilizing the Office of Research’s Application Portal:

Materials to submit:

Link to Award:                    

Who May Serve as PI:              

Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2011. Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity. Undergraduate education is an important component of the nominee’s activities.


The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award provides a $75,000 unrestricted research grant for 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 (including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering). 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.

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