OSP | Limited Submission Opportunities


  • Office of Sponsored Programs
    Wisconsin (4200) Suite 300

    Nichols, Michael L
    Director of Office of Sponsored Programs

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The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is pleased to announce the following Limited Submission Funding Opportunity. In accordance with American University's Limited Submission Policy, the purpose of this announcement is to ensure transparent and appropriate consideration of all proposals from members of the university community intended to be submitted to an external sponsor that restricts or limits the number of proposals or applications it will accept from American University for funding consideration. 

You can subscribe to the distribution list for these opportunities, by sending an e-mail to funding-L@listserv.american.edu with “Subscribe Funding-L” in subject line and in body of e-mail.


Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences at undergraduate institutions. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. The award is based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment to teaching, and provides an unrestricted research grant of $60,000.

The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor's or master's degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Awardees are typically in departments that do not grant a doctoral degree. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, be after the fourth and not after the twelfth years of their independent academic careers, and be engaged in research and teaching primarily with undergraduates. Institutions may submit only one Henry Dreyfus nomination annually. The application deadline is May 19, 2014.

In order to determine which proposal will be submitted on behalf of American University (per American University's Limited Submission Policy), interested faculty are asked to submit a proposal abstract that includes: (1) a summary of the proposed project, no longer than two single-spaced pages; (2) an additional brief description (1 page) of how the proposal contributes to (a) the mission of the program sponsor and (b) the research mission of the American University; (3) an estimated budget for the propose project; and, (4) brief bio sketches for participating AU personnel. The proposal abstract is due by 5:00 PM on April 23, 2014 to the Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at OSPLimitedsubmission@american.edu

Additional information about the Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program can be found at