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Limited submission opportunity: The 2014 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar awards program: The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

Dec. 6, 2013, 12:47 PM

Vanderbilt University may nominate one candidate for the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Awards Program. This award provides $75,000 over a period of five years to support the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.

Eligible candidates must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointment no earlier than mid-year 2008. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic institutions that grant a bachelor’s or higher degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering.

Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principle activity. Undergraduate education is an important component of the nominee’s activities. Other considered factors are: awards and honors, publication of research achievements in leading journals, and success in attracting funding of research.

Anyone interested in being considered as Vanderbilt’s nominee must submit the following (in PDF format) to  by 5 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2013: 

1.      Brief (2 page maximum) research plan including summary budget

2.      Brief statement of support from department chair/center director

3.      A brief CV or NIH Biosketch

Submissions should reference the program name in the subject line of the email.

Once received, all proposals will be forwarded to an internal review committee that will choose the final nominee. The chosen nominee will submit a full proposal to the Foundation by the Feb.10, 2014 deadline.

If you have any questions about the Foundation or its interests and priorities, please contact Julie Koh,, director, foundation relations, (615) 343-6469.