Nominations for 2019 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences due Feb. 28

We have lots of items in the mailbag from over the holidays. First up is this call for nominations from The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation for nominations for the fund’s biennial chemical sciences prize.

The topic for the 2019 Dreyfus Prize is “chemistry in support of human health.”

The prize, which is awarded to one person, consists of a $250,000 purse, a medal and a certificate.

Nominators or self-nominators should visit the prize website for instructions. The deadline is Feb. 28, but give yourself enough time to assemble the paperwork, letters of support, and whatnot.

Not familiar with the Dreyfus Foundation? Here’s its mission statement:

The purpose of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., is to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances throughout the world. Established in 1946 by chemist, inventor, and businessman Camille Dreyfus as a memorial to his brother Henry, the Foundation became a memorial to both men when Camille Dreyfus died in 1956. Throughout its history the Foundation has sought to take the lead in identifying and addressing needs and opportunities in the chemical sciences through a series of programs and awards. In broad terms, these programs support accomplished young faculty, develop leadership in environmental chemistry, and fund lectureships at primarily undergraduate institutions. The brief video below gives an overview of the Foundation history, mission, and programs.

The winner of the Dreyfus Prize will be announced in May.

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