Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program

The Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program has funding two mid-career to senior Scholar toxicologists from countries recognized as part of the Global Economy Member Countries to attend the SOT Annual Meeting and spend about four weeks with one or more SOT Member Hosts from established toxicology programs in academic, government, or industry organization(s) worldwide. The Host will visit the Scholar’s institution in turn. The primary goal is to increase toxicology capacity globally by providing professional opportunities for scientists through relationships supported by SOT. The Scholars who are selected are expected to build on this opportunity by strengthening toxicology within their universities and countries. The program provides up to $15,000 for each pair, with up to $10,000 travel support for the Senior Scholar and $5,000 for the Host. Support is not provided for equipment, laboratory supplies, or renovations to current facilities.

GSSEP video GSSEP overview produced by Education and Career Development Committee.

How to Apply for the Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program

Scholar Application Overview

Scholar applicants should be employed in a faculty position in a qualified university in a Global Economy Member Country and affiliated with an existing toxicology and affiliated with an existing toxicology graduate program. Applicants should be positioned professionally to influence toxicology training and research at the institution and in the region. Funding for this program is currently paused and anticipated to be reinstated
in 2025.

Host Application Overview

Host applicants should have research interests of potential mutual benefit to one of the selected Scholars and be in an established toxicology program. The Host will be able to provide the Scholar an experience of about four weeks that deepens research and training capabilities and will visit the Scholar’s institution. SOT covers the associated costs. Funding for this program is currently paused and anticipated to be reinstated
in 2025

2023 Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program Hosts

Host: José E. Manautou, Ph.D., ATS Fellow

Host: José E. Manautou, PhD, ATS Fellow

University of Connecticut

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, housed in the School of Pharmacy, is a vibrant, active unit, which strives to excel in all three facets of its mission: research, teaching and service that includes public engagement. The faculty are highly regarded internationally and publishes extensively in the leading journals in their respective fields. The long-term research interests at the host laboratory are on biochemical and molecular mechanisms of xenobiotic-induced hepatotoxicity and defining compensatory responses to liver injury that enhance tissue resistance to toxicant re-exposure.

Global Senior Scholar Applicants can learn more about this Host from his application..

Host: Aaron Barchowsky, PhD

Host: Aaron Barchowsky, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health is in the School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. Faculty and staff have been active members of the Society of Toxicology for many decades. Currently, there are 26 primary faculty, 11 secondary faculty, 9 adjunct faculty, and 22 staff members. The Department is highly multidisciplinary with expertise in environmental epidemiology and risk assessment, pulmonary toxicology, cardiovascular toxicology, carcinogenesis, epigenetics, air toxics, water toxics, and metals toxicology, redox biology, and toxicology.

Global Senior Scholar Applicants can learn more about this Host from his application..

Visit the SOT Award Archive to view a list of previous Hosts and Scholars.