2020 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

The Syracuse University Office of Research pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program Limited Submission competition. Click here to view the full competition information.

Program Announcement: Link to external program announcement
Number of Possible Internal Nominees: 1
Internal Submission Due Date: December 4, 2019, 5:00 PM
Selection Notifications: December 20, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: February 6, 2020

A Limited Submission is a funding opportunity for which the sponsor sets an institutional limit for the number of proposals it will accept. In order to participate, Syracuse University must organize to submit our most competitive proposal(s). This requires an internal competition.

Synopsis of the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

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 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $100,000.


Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2014. Institutions may submit only one Camille Dreyfus nomination annually. Renominations are accepted.


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.

Application Materials

Applicants must submit a 2-page research proposal, a summary CV, and a brief budget narrative. Full details of application requirements may be found on the Syracuse University Application Portal.

Limited Submission Selection Process

Each faculty member interested in submitting an proposal to the Foundation must submit a limited submission proposal by the stated deadline. If the number of proposals submitted exceeds the number that the University can submit to the sponsor, peer review will be triggered. Applications will be ranked the proposals in several categories, including:

  • Demonstrated leadership in research and education
  • Compelling evidence of the advance of important knowledge in the chemical sciences
  • Dedication and contributions to education in the chemical sciences, particularly with respect to undergraduates
  • Awards and honors
  • Publication of research achievements in leading journals
  • Success in attracting research funding

The PIs of projects selected to move forward with full proposals will be notified by email on or before December 20, 2019. Per the sponsor restrictions, no more than one nomination will be allowed.

At the discretion of the Office of Research, internal proposals submitted past the internal deadline will be considered for a full submission to the sponsor, on a case-by-case basis, if the addition of a proposal would not exceed our institutional limit.

Questions: Email LimitedSubmissions@syr.edu

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