Ginsberg selected for Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

May 9, 2016

Naomi Ginsberg (Photo by Kelley Owen LBNL)
(Berkeley Lab - Kelly Owen, photo)

Chemistry professor Naomi Ginsberg has been named one of thirteen Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for 2016. The award recognizes young faculty members at U.S. universities who have created an outstanding independent body of scholarship and are deeply committed to education.

“The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award is the Dreyfus Foundation’s flagship program,” says 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 education.”

The award provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000. Since its inception in 1970, the Teacher-Scholar program has awarded more then $45 million to support emerging young leaders in the chemical sciences.

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.

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