Office of the Vice President for Research

Extramural Coordinated Funding

UM Submission Instructions: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award 2019

Sponsor: Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Award Title: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
Amount: $100,000
The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award provides a $100,000 unrestricted research grant. 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. Funds are normally expended over a period of five years. Foundation approval is not required for budgetary changes after an award is made. If the awardee leaves the institution, the transfer of the remaining funds requires prior Foundation approval.
UM Deadline: 01/08/2019
Sponsor Deadline: 02/07/2019
Description: 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. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2013. Nominees must be 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. Re-nominations are accepted. 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. See website for complete information: https://www.dreyfus.org/camille-dreyfus-teacher-scholar/
Number of Applicants University is Allowed to submit: 1
Additional Requirements: Tenure track
Sponsor Guidelines: https://www.dreyfus.org/camille-dreyfus-teacher-scholar/
UM Nominations Process: All materials must be in a single pdf. Send nomination dossier to vpfaa@umn.edu with the subject line "Nomination: DREYFUS" by 11:59pm on January 8, 2018. Address any questions to Chris Bremer, breme006@umn.edu, 612-226-9476. The nomination for internal review purposes consists of:

1. A letter of nomination from the department chair highlighting the nominee’s achievements, and the basis for selection (limited to three pages). 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.
2. A summary description of the nominee’s research accomplishments as an independent faculty member, and a description of research plans (limited to six pages, including references)
3. A statement intended to convince the reviewers of the nominee’s dedication to education in the chemical sciences (limited to two pages)
4. A CV (limited to five pages) including a list of publications in which independent contributions and undergraduate coauthors are clearly identified. Research support should be indicated
5.A budget (limited to one page) describing how award funds are anticipated to be used
6. Names and affiliations of persons who have committed to provide a letter of support if the nominee is selected to go forward as the UMN nominee for the award.
Peer Review Coordination: Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost contact email
Status: The internal deadline has passed but no applicants were selected. Please contact the office coordinating the peer review for more information.
 
Please note: To be considered for peer review and internal selection, faculty must follow the above submission guidelines and meet the UM deadline as set by the office coordinating the peer review for this opportunity.

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  • Follow the directions in the submission instructions and submit required materials by the UM deadline to the contact indicated.
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  • Once the internal deadline has passed, the status will change to “In Review” and proposals will undergo review.
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  • Nominees will be provided with a letter addressed to the sponsor from the OVPR indicating that they are the university's nominee. This letter should accompany the nominee's proposal.
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