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Monday, August 26, 2013

Dreyfus Foundation Accepting Applications for Senior Scientist Mentor Program in the Chemical Sciences

Deadline: September 11, 2013
Announcement: early November 2013
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation supports emeritus faculty who maintain active research programs with undergraduates in the chemical sciences. The Senior Scientist Mentor Program provides an award of $20,000 over two years for undergraduate stipends and modest research support.
The Senior Scientist Mentor Program is open to all academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor's degree or higher in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Faculty with emeritus status on or before October 2013, and who maintain active research programs in the chemical sciences, may apply to the program. More than one application per department or institution is permitted.
Successful applicants are expected to be closely engaged in a mentoring relationship with undergraduate students. The evaluation will be based on both an assessment of the research proposed and the plans for undergraduate participation in the research. An applicant's history of mentoring undergraduates is favorably viewed. Current Senior Scientist Mentors.
The Senior Scientist Mentor Program provides a $20,000 award over two years, intended mostly for undergraduate stipends. Modest research support is also allowed. Funds are normally expended over a period of three years after notification of an award. Charges associated with indirect costs or institutional overhead are not allowed. Faculty salary and any expenses associated with graduate students are not permitted. Foundation approval is required for significant budgetary changes. If the awardee leaves the institution, the transfer of the remaining funds requires prior Foundation approval.
Application Procedure
All application materials and letters of support must be received at the Foundation office by the deadline. Applications recommended for approval are presented to the Foundation's Board of Directors in time for award announcements by early November 2013.
Required Information:
Application package: The original application should be formatted on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper, using 12-point font size, and assembled as:
1. The online application form (available HERE, note: Adobe Acrobat is required to complete the form)
2. In no more than four pages total, applicants should describe:
a. the specific projects or project types in which the undergraduates will participate
b. ongoing research with undergraduates
c. how they will interact with and mentor the undergraduates
3. A CV (limited to five pages) including a list of up to 15 relevant publications in which contributions by undergraduate coauthors are clearly identified
4. A letter from an institutional representative highlighting the applicant's achievements with undergraduates and confirming that the institutional facilities required for the proposed research are available
Please generate all above materials as a single PDF document and e-mail it to: programs@dreyfus.org.
Address all application materials to: The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., 555 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10022-3301.
Questions may be directed to the Foundation office by e-mail at programs@dreyfus.org or by telephone at 212-753-1760.
Letter of support: A letter of support must be sent directly to the Foundation from a colleague, preferably from outside the institution, who is familiar with the applicant's research and teaching and who can speak to the applicant's experience in mentoring and advising undergraduates. The letter of support formatted on 8 1/2 x 11-inch letterhead, and use a 12-point font size. This letter should be sent via electronic mail as a PDF to programs@dreyfus.org. However, the letter should not be received with the nomination package.
Please have the letter of support generated as a single PDF document and e-mail it to: programs@dreyfus.org.

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