The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation: 2021 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences – $250K, medal, certificate – Nominations Due: December 3, 2020

Thu, Dec 3, 2020, 5:00 pm
Life Sciences
Various Research Areas


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.

Check here for Terms and Conditions.

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
  1. The online nomination form (available here)
  2. Nomination letter (three-page limit)
  3. CV that includes highest degree and advisor (five-page limit)
  4. List of up to ten total papers and/or patents relating to the nomination
  5. 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 Note, letters of support should not be received with the nomination package.

Questions may be directed to the Foundation office by e-mail at

Due Dates:

  • Deadline for nominations is Thursday, December 3, 2020
  • Winner will be announced in May 2021
Categories: Open Call RFPs