The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation awards the biennial Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences to an individual in a selected area of chemistry to recognize exceptional and original research that has advanced the field in a major way. The topic of the 2021 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences is Environmental Chemistry.
Fields of Research:
The 2021 topic is Environmental Chemistry. If the cited advance is substantially interdisciplinary, those aspects that represent original chemistry should be clear.
- The prize is open to international nominations.
- There is no restriction on the number of nominees from a given institution, nor is institutional approval required.
- Present Dreyfus Foundation Directors, Advisors, and consultants, previous Dreyfus Prize winners, and Nobel Laureates are not eligible.
Assistance with Application: The Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations team is available to assist faculty with proposal development and submission. We welcome the opportunity to work with you - please call me at x8- 9944 if you would like assistance.
The prize is awarded biennially and consists of a monetary award of $250,000, a medal, and a certificate. An award ceremony is held at the prizewinner’s institution, and includes presentation of the award, an award talk, and a reception. The ceremony is generally held in late September, depending on the institutional calendar.
- Any person may nominate a candidate for the Dreyfus Prize.
- Self-nominations are not accepted.
- Nomination package: The nomination should be formatted on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper, using 12-point font size. Assemble the five items below as a single PDF and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The online nomination form (available here)
- Nomination letter (three-page limit)
- CV that includes highest degree and advisor (five-page limit)
- List of up to ten total papers and/or patents relating to the nomination
- Provisional citation (30-word limit)
Letters of support: Up to three letters of support are accepted for each nomination. Letters should be PDFs, formatted on 8 1/2 x 11-inch letterhead, using 12-point font size, and be no more than three pages. These letters are to be sent directly by their authors to the Foundation at email@example.com. Note, letters of support should not be received with the nomination package.
Questions may be directed to the Foundation office by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Deadline for nominations is Thursday, December 3, 2020
- Winner will be announced in May 2021