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Leading Edge in Basic Science Award

Deadline: October 9


The Leading Edge in Basic Science Award is presented to a scientist who, based on his/her research, has made a recent (within the last 5 years), seminal scientific contribution/advance to understanding fundamental mechanisms of toxicity. The recipient should be a respected basic scientist whose research findings are likely to have a pervasive impact on the field of toxicology.

Criteria for award:

  • May be a member or nonmember
  • Toxicologists as well as other scientists who may not identify themselves with the discipline of toxicology
  • Contribution in the last five years
  • Seminal, basic scientific contributions that have the potential to impact toxicology

Items needed in application:

  1. Letter of nomination from Full member of the Society
  2. Curriculum vitae of nominee
  3. Seconding letter from Full member of the Society

Both letters should name the specific contribution(s) for which the scientist is nominated and discuss the potential impact on toxicology. A publication list is not sufficient without discussion of the impact and how the nominee meets the award criteria.

The award includes a plaque that is presented at the SOT Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony, a cash stipend, and an invitation to deliver the Leading Edge in Basic Science Award lecture at the Annual Meeting at which the award is given, as well as an invitation to write a review for Toxicological Sciences that relates to the research for which the award was given.

Award Group: SOT

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