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 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 2007. 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.
Institutions may make only one nomination annually for the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program.
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.
Internal Selection Procedure
The Office of the Vice President for Research has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
1. A two page CV or standard NIH biosketch
2. A description of the research project with the following elements:
A cover sheet with the project title, your name, department, and campus address, and the title of the program you are responding to.
A brief description (no more than three pages in length) of the nominee's research accomplishments as an independent faculty member, and description of research plans.
A statement intended to convince the reviewers of the nominee's dedication to education in the chemical sciences (limited to three pages and in addition to the three page research plan).
Please be sure the project is identified on each page and number the pages.
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2012. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Sunday, February 10, 2013.
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