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Undergraduate Students

For undergraduate students, SOT offers special status as an Undergraduate Student Affiliate, specific activities at the SOT Annual Meeting, and travel awards, including the Undergraduate Diversity Award and the Pfizer SOT Undergraduate Student Award. Other resources include career information, internship listings, opportunities to participate in Regional Chapter meetings, and connections to other ways to investigate exciting opportunities in biomedical graduate school and toxicology careers.

SOT Annual Meeting Abstract Submission Deadline October 7
SOT Awards Application Deadline October 9

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Undergraduate Student Affiliates

Undergraduate Student Affiliates

The Society of Toxicology has established a special category for undergraduate students to participate in the activities of the Society. There is no fee for the affiliate status and undergraduates retain this status until their graduation. Undergraduate Student Affiliate applications are accepted at any time.

Undergraduate Student Affiliate Eligibility

  • Are enrolled in an academic program leading to a bachelor’s degree,
  • Have an interest in toxicology or related biomedical sciences, and
  • Submit the required information from the application.

Undergraduate Student Affiliate Benefits

  • Achieve distinction among your peers
  • Obtain a special status with SOT
  • Participate in the SOT Undergraduate Affiliate ToXchange Community
  • Gain access to information
    • Undergraduate Affiliate ToXchange community discussions
    • Undergraduate awards and special SOT Annual Meeting activities
    • Travel and poster awards related to SOT Regional Chapter meetings
    • Summer research programs
    • Toxicology-related activities on campuses
  • Receive SOT publications
    • SOT Annual Meeting information and publications
    • The Communiqué, the SOT newsletter

Go to: Undergraduate Student Affiliate application

Academic and Postdoctoral Toxicology Programs and Websites

The Society of Toxicology maintains a list of academic and postdoctoral education programs, as a resource for individuals considering a graduate degree or postdoctoral position in toxicology.

Go to: Academic and Postdoctoral Toxicology Education Programs list

SOT Annual Meeting Registration

Undergraduate students may request an SOT Annual Meeting and Tox Expo registration fee waiver by completing a meeting Registration Form and sending it with a copy of their student ID to the attention of Jim Dailey, Meeting Registrar, via email or fax: 703.438.3113.

Undergraduate Diversity Program and Awards

Students and faculty advisors selected for this award by the Committee on Diversity Initiatives receive travel and lodging to attend the three-day Undergraduate Diversity Program at the start of the SOT Annual Meeting. This program includes introductory toxicology lectures, participation in mentoring groups, opportunities to meet with academic program directors and toxicologists from different employment sectors as well as Annual Meeting sessions.

Students enrolled at accredited undergraduate institutions are eligible to apply, with preference for sophomores and juniors and students who are from racial/ethnic groups under-represented in the sciences, first generation, or those attending institutions receiving low amounts of federal funding for biomedical research. Undergraduate faculty advisors are also eligible to apply.

Go to Undergraduate Diversity Awards for application materials.
Application deadline October 9
Undergraduate and graduate students from racial/ethnic groups who are under-represented in the sciences who were selected for this program in the previous four years and have an abstract accepted for the SOT Annual Meeting can apply for the Perry J. Gehring Travel Award. This award is funded by the SOT Endowment Perry J. Gehring Fund.

Go to Perry J. Gehring Student Diversity Travel Award for application materials.
Abstract submission deadline October 7
Application deadline October 9

Go to Pfizer SOT Undergraduate Student Travel Awards for application materials.
Abstract submission deadline October 7
Application deadline October 9

Go to Eye on CDI for biographies of previous awardees.

Sunday Undergraduate Education Program

All undergraduate students registering for the SOT Annual Meeting can sign up (until all spaces are filled) for the Sunday Undergraduate Education Program by checking this option on the registration form. The special day for undergraduates includes introductory toxicology lectures, special sessions to learn more about applying for graduate school and being successful in graduate school, and the opportunity to meet one-on-one with directors of academic toxicology programs and internship hosts.

Pfizer SOT Undergraduate Student Travel Awards

Undergraduate students who have research abstracts selected for the SOT Annual Meeting are eligible for this award which is administered by the Education Committee. Students receive travel and lodging support for the full meeting interval, are recognized at the Awards Ceremony, have a Pfizer mentor, and participate in special activities.

Go to Pfizer SOT Undergraduate Student Travel Awards for application materials.