Global Presence

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SOT is comprised of members from more than 60 countries and is dedicated to enhancing the impact and relevance of toxicology around the globe. SOT members from around the world are involved as leaders and participate in all activities of the Society. Because of the importance of supporting the discipline of toxicology everywhere, SOT has special programs for toxicologists in countries identified by the SOT Global Economy Support Program.

To further its responsibility as a global organization, SOT has established goals to:

  1. Provide opportunities for discussion of issues of global importance in a variety of venues;
  2. Stimulate interactions between colleagues with different perspectives and expertise on global issues;
  3. Partner with other international scientific societies and public health-based organizations to more effectively establish a global toxicology agenda; and
  4. Organize international workshops, satellite meetings, and other mechanisms to help reach a common understanding on important global health issues for policymakers and the public.

Global Initiatives Funding

SOT has funds available to support collaborations between the Society, SOT Component Groups, SOT Committees, and other toxicology organizations.

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Global Meeting Support

SOT provides funding to support meetings by other toxicology organizations or in developing regions on topics related to toxicology and public health.

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Global Awards and Grants

To encourage the exchange of information and expertise across the world, the Society has established several programs that are designed to bring toxicologists from diverse backgrounds together.

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Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program (GSSEP)

GSSEP provides funding support for a senior-level scientist from select countries to visit a senior-level scientist with an established toxicology program to gain insight into toxicology research programs. The host senior scientist returns the visit to offer further advice and guidance to the developing toxicology program.

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International ToxScholar Outreach

ToxScholar Outreach Grants

Toxicologists around the world may apply for SOT support to promote knowledge of and career paths in toxicology to undergraduate students. This includes toxicologists who make presentations at baccalaureate institutions in their country or those who travel from one country to a country on the Global Economy Support Program list. The format of the visit (formal presentation, informal discussion, or a combination; video components may be proposed) is at the discretion of the campus host and the visitors.

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SOT/SOT Endowment Fund/IUTOX Travel Award

SOT/SOT Endowment Fund/IUTOX Travel Award

These awards sponsor fellowships, administered by IUTOX, that assist senior scientists from countries where toxicology is underrepresented with funds to travel to and attend the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo.

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SOT Global Economy Support Programs—Benefits for Members

Discounted Membership

Individuals from countries recognized by the SOT Global Economy Support Programs are offered discounted membership dues. These discounted memberships also include membership in one SOT Special Interest Group and one SOT Specialty Section.

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Free Access to CEd-Tox

Individuals recognized as SOT Global Economy members receive free access to SOT CEd-Tox, the Society’s Continuing Education (CE) online courses program.

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