The Society of Toxicology (SOT) solicits requests for funding for toxicologists to expand the awareness of toxicology and promote toxicology careers through the interaction of toxicologists with students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to learn about the discipline.
Presenters may select from the SOT Introduction to Toxicology slide sets and SOT can provide career brochures. A ToxScholar submits a report and writes a post for the Communiqué detailing his or her experiences to help SOT track the impact of the program and to encourage others to carry out ToxScholar visits.
Domestic ToxScholar applications are accepted at any time as long as funds remain. We encourage you to apply early in the SOT budget year as funds are limited.
International ToxScholar applications deadline is October 9.
SOT provides funding for SOT members to make presentations about toxicology and toxicology careers to undergraduate audiences, especially at campuses that do not offer toxicology in their curricula. The toxicologist will present lectures and career information to the appropriate student audiences and the visit is coordinated with a faculty member. Faculty can submit an application for a specific speaker. Faculty members or student groups can request that SOT assist with a speaker match.
The Education Committee reviews proposals for visits to any undergraduate institution. Contact Betty Eidemiller for more information.
The Committee on Diversity Initiatives reviews proposals for visits to institutions with a large proportion of students who are members of racial/ethnic groups under-represented in the sciences. Contact Lauren Kim for more information.
Go to: Blog by Bob Chapin on being a ToxScholar volunteer
In addition, we would like information about visits made by SOT members without requests for travel support. Please send a brief paragraph with details of your toxicology career awareness efforts to Lauren Kim .
The Education Committee solicits proposals for funding visits of SOT Members, preferably Full and Associate Members, to developing nations to expand awareness of toxicology and promote toxicology careers through interaction of toxicologists with undergraduate and graduate students. This program was previously named “Global Toxicology Scholar.” Up to $1,250 funding is available per request. The Education Committee encourages the applicant to seek matching funding from partners, whether an SOT Special Interest Group, employer, or host institution. A letter from the contact at the institution to be visited is required and letters from sponsoring partner(s) would be included as part of the application.
Deadline: October 9
International ToxScholar: Increasing Awareness in Toxicology Globally—2018 Annual Meeting poster