As part of its strategy to foster its global initiatives, SOT has funds available to support activities consistent with the Society’s global priorities, as outlined on the Global Presence page. SOT encourages proposals that represent collaborations between the Society, SOT Component Groups, SOT Committees, and other toxicology organizations (e.g., IUTOX, Japanese Society of Toxicology) that also include matching funds from one of the collaborating partners. Matching funds are not required, but will greatly increase the competitiveness of the proposal. SOT will fund proposals up to $4,000.
Proposals are reviewed four times a year (January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1). Please complete the Global Initiatives Funds application and email your completed application to Kevin Merritt. Beyond the application form, applicants can include additional supporting documents, including letters of support, programs, and promotional materials.
All proposals will be evaluated based on how well they fulfill one or more of the criteria below that are articulated in the Society’s Strategic Plan:
If approved, initiatives will be funded up to $4,000. Honoraria are not a permitted expense. A summary report (no more than 750 words; photos welcome) is due within 30 days of the conclusion of initiative or event. The report should be written so it is suitable for publication as an article in the SOT Communiqué blog.
If these funds are being used to support or develop participation in a meeting, the following items represent actions to be taken by SOT and/or by the proposer/meeting organizer: