Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards

Below is a summary assembled by the Research & Innovation Office (RIO). Please see the full solicitation for complete information about the funding opportunity.

Program Summary

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 (see below), and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching.

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.


CU Internal Deadline: 11:59pm MST December 5, 2022

Sponsor Application Deadline: February 1, 2023

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • Nominee Statement (3 pages maximum): Please address the following: nominee’s research accomplishments as an independent faculty member, description of research plans, and nominee’s dedication to education in the chemical sciences. One graphic is encouraged.
  • Nominee Curriculum Vitae (4 pages maximum): Please include a list of publications in which independent contributions and undergraduate coauthors are clearly identified. Research support should be indicated.
  • Budget Overview (1 page maximum): A basic budget outlining project costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required.

To access the online application, visit:


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 2017. Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity. Undergraduate education is an important component. Renominations are accepted.

Per the foundation, there is a strong preference for investigators in their final 12 months of eligibility.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Institutions may submit only one nomination annually for the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program.

Award Information

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award provides a $100,000 unrestricted research grant normally over five years. 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.

Review Criteria

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.