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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 2016

To:Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological & Physical Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators
From:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date:November 25, 2015
Subject:Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 2016


Deadline for Internal Review:December 30, 2015

Project Description

This Opportunity is part of the Institutional Nominations and Internal Competitions Spring 2016 review.

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.

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.

Amount per Award: $75,000
Duration of Award: 5 Years


Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2010. Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity. Undergraduate education is an important component.

UW-Madison is allowed to submit 1 nomination annually. Renominations are accepted.

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program


Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

To submit your application, follow this link:

• Cover Sheet-full contact information, Dept., Appointment Date, Visa Status
• A Letter of Nomination from Department Chair/Center Director, highlighting the Nominee’s achievements, and the basis for selection (3 pages max)
• A description of the Nominee’s most significant research accomplishments (1 page max)
• A summary description of the Nominee’s research as an independent faculty member, and a description of research plans (6 pages max)
• A CV including a list of publications in which independent contributions and undergraduate coauthors are clearly identified. Research support should be indicated. (5 pages max)

Sponsor Deadlines

Applications are due to The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation by February 10, 2016.