The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences
2017 Topic: Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Deadline: March 2, 2017
Announcement: May 2017
The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences is awarded to an individual in a selected area of chemistry to recognize exceptional and original research that has advanced the field in a major way. The prize is awarded biennially and consists of a monetary award of $250,000, a medal, and a certificate.
The prize is open to international nominations. There is no restriction on the number of nominees from a given institution, nor is institutional approval required. Present Dreyfus Foundation Directors, Advisors, and consultants, previous Dreyfus Prize winners, and Nobel Laureates are not eligible.
Nomination package: The nomination should be formatted on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper, using 12-point font size. Assemble the five items below as a single PDF and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The online nomination form (HERE)
- Nomination letter (three-page limit)
- CV that includes highest degree and advisor (five-page limit)
- List of up to ten total papers and/or patents relating to the nomination
- Provisional citation (30-word limit)
Letters of support: Up to three letters of support are accepted for each nomination. Letters should be PDFs, formatted on 8 1/2 x 11-inch letterhead, using 12-point font size, and be no more than three pages. These letters are to be sent directly to the Foundation at email@example.com. Note, letters of support should not be received with the nomination package.
Questions may be directed to the Foundation office by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 212-753-1760.
The award ceremony is held at the institution of the prizewinner and includes the presentation of the award, an award talk, and a reception. The ceremony is most likely held in late September, depending on the institutional calendar.
Recipients and topics of the Dreyfus Prize:
2015: Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Carnegie Mellon University, Making Molecules and Materials
2013: R. Graham Cooks, Purdue University, Chemical Instrumentation
2011: Tobin Marks, Northwestern University, Catalysis
2009: George Whitesides, Harvard University, Materials Chemistry