The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation: 2021 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program – $100,000 – Nominations Due: November 2, 2020

Mon, Nov 2, 2020, 12:00 pm
Request for Proposals
Various Research Areas


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 in the early years of their appointment and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching.

Field(s) of Research:

The chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering


  • Assistant professors who have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine or a related field.
  • The 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 2015.
  • 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.
  • Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity.
  • Undergraduate education is an important component.
  • Institutions may submit only one Camille Dreyfus nomination annually.
  • Renominations are accepted.
  • Last year’s winners can be found here.


  • The program provides $100k as an unrestricted grant to support the research and teaching of faculty at an early stage in their careers who work in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering.
  • Funds are normally expended over a period of five years.


Process: This is a limited submission opportunity.

The university may nominate one candidate. In consultation with Limited Submission Prize Committee, the Dean for Research will select the candidate who will be formally nominated by the University.

Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to on or before 5:00 pm on the Internal Deadline Due Date, below:

  • A statement of endorsement from the Chair;
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae;
  • A summary of the candidate’s research project; and
  • List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

Note for Department Chairs: If you will be nominating more than one candidate from your department, please forward to me, by a separate email, a ranked listing of the candidates.

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.

NOTE: Process/budget questions which arise should be directed to ORPA and the proposal should be routed following the standard Princeton  proposal process (Coeus, etc).

Due Dates:

  • Internal Deadline: 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, November 2, 2020.
  • The deadline for the application to the Foundation will be Thursday, February 4, 2021.