SOT Awards

Neurotoxicology SS Toshio Narahashi Postdoctoral Scholar/Associate Poster Competition Award

Deadline: February 28

NEW: To fit the theme of SOT’s Enhanced Meeting Experience, NTSS will award a Best Postdoctoral Abstract Award and a Best Postdoctoral Poster Presentation Award offering poster awards in 2 phases to enable trainees to showcase their research whether they attend the meeting in-person or by viewing the livestreamed sessions.
• Best Abstract Competition (All are welcome to compete). This will be awarded based on the extended abstract submitted.
• Best Presentation Competition (Competition occurring at SOT). This will be awarded based on poster and oral presentations at SOT. This will be an in-person competition.

Eligibility Requirements: The scholar/associate must be a postdoctoral member of SOT and NTSS (or show evidence of application) and meet the SOT criteria for classification as a postdoctoral scholar/associate at the time of the Annual Meeting. Postdoctoral Scholars/Associates giving platform presentations at the Annual Meeting are also eligible if they prepare a poster summarizing their talk. Advisors or mentors who are not members are strongly encouraged to join NTSS.

Submission Requirements: Best Abstract Award: An extended abstract and a letter of support from the postdoc scholar/associate's advisor outlining the postdoc’s independence and role on the research should be submitted to Kristen Ryan, Councilor for NTSS Student and Postdoctoral Awards Committee, by February 28, 2022. The extended abstract should consist of the abstract originally submitted to SOT, a 2-4 sentence description of the impact of the research, up to one page of key figures or data, and a 3-5 sentence conclusion (total of 3 pages). We anticipate at least 3 judges will evaluate each poster. If you anticipate to attend SOT in San Diego, please indicate if you would like to compete in the Best Presentation Competition. All posters should be completed in line with SOT poster guidelines. We will reach out with more details for the Presentation Award closer to the Annual Meeting date.

Awardee Receives: In addition to recognition plaques for each winner, monetary prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place for each phase (YES you have 2 chances to win an award!). The awardee will be announced at the annual NTSS Business Meeting in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. This award is made possible by the Toshio Narahashi Neurotoxicology Fellowship Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.

Deadlines: February 28, 2022 (abstract and letter submission)

Award Group: SOT

Application Materials:



Kristen Ryan