Camille Dreyfus Teacher–Scholar Awards
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.
Award: The Camille Dreyfus Teacher–Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $100,000.
When: Funds are normally expended over a period of five
Who: Nominees must hold a full-time, tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been
appointed no earlier than mid-year 2013. Awardees are from
Ph.D.- granting departments in which scholarly research is a
principal activity. Institutions may submit only one Camille
Dreyfus nomination annually.
Where: 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
Applications Due: February 7, 2019
National Research Council Research
The National Academies of Sciences’ NRC Research Associ-
ateship Programs (RAP) promote excellence in scientific and
technical research conducted by the U.S. government through
the administration of programs that offer graduate, postdoc-
toral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring
federal laboratories (list available through Research Associate-
ship Web site) and affiliated institutions. Once a host labora-
tory and Research Adviser are identified and the applicant has
contacted the proposed Research Adviser, an application is
submitted through the NRC Research Associateship Programs
online application system.
Stipend: $42,000–$80,000 for Ph.D.s, higher for Senior Associates; entry-level graduate stipends begin at $30,000, higher
for additional experience
Benefits: The NRC provides health insurance, relocation benefits, and an allowance for professional travel. The host laboratory provides research facilities, equipment, and funding for
supplies to support the Associate’s research.
When: One year, with possible renewal for a second and third
Where: Sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions (list on Web site)
Other Awards: Senior awards may be for shorter periods.
Summer Faculty awards are for 8–14 weeks, renewable for
up to 3 successive summers. The tenure for Davies Fellows is
three years and is divided between the U.S. Military Academy (for teaching) and the Army Research Laboratory (for
Applications Due: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Note: Not all sponsors participate in all four reviews.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL):
Higher Education Research Experiences
Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (HERE at ORNL) provides research opportunities and associated activities that use ORNL’s unique
resources to complement academic programs to enhance
science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education;
encourage careers in science and technology; and improve
scientific literacy. At the same time, the program contributes
to the Laboratory mission.
Award: Stipend of $600 per week, paid bi-weekly (pro-rated if
part-time). For students with a permanent address more than 50
miles from Oak Ridge, $150 per week housing allowance (
pro-rated if part-time) plus one round trip (limited to $500 total)
When: Up to 52 weeks consecutively, possible extensions,
some programs with shorter time-spans available. Full- and
Where: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Eligibility: Please see Web site for eligibility requirements.
Applications due: Continuous posting. Applications reviewed
and selected as opportunities become available. Suggested
dates to apply for best chance of selection (application does
not close; you may continue to apply): Summer, February 1.
Fall, June 1. Spring, October 1.