Press Release: UChicago Chemist Among 13 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars

May 7, 2019

Bryan Dickinson

2019 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Announced

Press release prepared by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation announces the selection of 13 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for 2019. These faculty are within the first five years of their academic careers, have each created an outstanding independent body of scholarship, and are deeply committed to education. The frontier research accomplishments of the 2019 award recipients span the broad range of contemporary research in the chemical sciences. Each Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar receives an unrestricted research grant of $100,000.  

"The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award is the Dreyfus Foundation's flagship program," stated Dr. Mark Cardillo, Executive Director of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. "The award supports exceptional young academic researchers at an early and crucial stage of their careers. They are selected based on their independent contributions to both research in the chemical sciences and engineering and education."

Since its inception in 1970, the Teacher-Scholar program has awarded over $50,000,000 to support emerging young leaders in the chemical sciences.

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation is a leading non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of the chemical sciences. It was established in 1946 by chemist, inventor, and businessman Camille Dreyfus in honor of his brother Henry. The Foundation's purpose is "to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances around the world." 

For more information about the program and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, see

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