Cottrell Scholar

  1. Create a personal account.
  2. Complete an Eligibility Quiz.
  3. If eligible you will have access to a pre-proposal form and the submission process.
  4. Pre-proposals must be submitted electronically by May 1, 2018.
  5. Full proposals, by invitation only, must be submitted electronically by July 20, 2018.

Apply here!

Deadline Details: 

Application Portal Open

February 15, 2018

Pre-proposal Deadline:

May 1, 2018

Invitations for Full Proposals Sent

May 18, 2018

Proposal Deadline:

July 20, 2018

Awards Announced:

Late February, 2019

The Cottrell Scholar (CS) program champions the very best early career teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics and astronomy by providing significant discretionary awards for research. Nurturing an interdisciplinary community of outstanding scientific/academic leaders, the CS program fosters synergy among faculty at major American research universities and primarily undergraduate institutions. Cottrell Scholars engage in an annual networking event, providing them an opportunity to share insights and expertise through the Cottrell Scholar Collaborative. Outstanding candidates are admitted to the ranks of Cottrell Scholars through a stringent peer-review process based on their innovative research proposals and education programs. As Scholars rise to academic leadership roles, several levels of competitive funding are available to assist them. Post-tenure Cottrell Scholars may compete for the prestigious FRED Award supporting early stage, potentially transformative research.

The Cottrell Scholar program fosters an environment for listening and considering new ideas from a diverse group, with respect for all participants without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or any other aspect of how we identify ourselves other than as fellow scientists.