Fund Details
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards, 2020
Maximum Award Amount
Sponsor Name
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Nominations Available to Institution
Sponsor Deadline


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The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. The program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage of their careers.

Harvard University, as one institution, may put forward one proposal for consideration of this prestigious award
  • The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award provides a $100,000. 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
  • If the awardee leaves the institution, the transfer of the remaining funds requires prior Foundation approval

Application Information:

Eligible internal applicants are asked to submit the following (this information will be repeated within each applicant's electronic dashboard)
  • A two page (max.) statement highlighting your dedication to education in the chemical sciences
  • A current CV (limited to five pages). Please include a list of publications in which independent contributions and undergraduate coauthors are clearly identified. Research support should be indicated
  • A budget narrative (limit one page) describing how the award funds would be used over the five year award period. The budget may be in table or narrative form and does not need to follow an established template. If, after internal review, more information or clarification is needed, follow up will not affect the standing of an otherwise completed and timely submission
  • A nomination letter from a Department Chair or Center Director highlighting the nominee's achievements, and the basis for selection (limited to three pages)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • To be eligible, nominees must hold a full time tenure track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2014.
  • Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity. Undergraduate education is an important component.

Review Criteria:

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.

Search Filters:

  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Harvard Medical School (Quad)
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM)
    • Assistant Professor
    • Associate Professor
    • Professor
      Type of Competition
      • Limited Submission
        • Basic Science
        • Environmental Science
        • Life Science
        • Multidisciplinary
        • Physical Science
        • Translational Science
          Type of Award
          • Career Development
          • Early Career
          • Prize/Award
          • Research
          • STEM Education