SOT Awards

Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists SIG Travel Award

Deadline: January 10

The Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (HOT) has provided Travel Awards since 2005 to outstanding students and postdoctoral trainees of Hispanic/Latino origin working in the area of toxicology research. The HOT Travel Award consists of monetary funds to help with the associated costs of presenting their research and attending the SOT Annual Meeting and a beautiful plaque for your lab or office space. The HOT Travel Awards are provided by funds of HOT sponsors. HOT will give preference to first-time applicants with a high quality research background. Previous winners may apply with the understanding that the likelihood of winning a second award may be linked to funding availability after all first-time applicant winners have been selected.

Who may apply? To apply for the HOT Travel Award, candidates must comply with the following requirements:

1) Applicant must be an undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral fellow.

2) Applicant must be a HOT member of Hispanic/Latino origin at the time of nomination.

3) Applicant must be first author of an abstract submitted and accepted for the upcoming SOT Annual Meeting.

4) The awardees must attend the HOT Award Ceremony in order to be officially recognized as the winners and get the financial award and plaque. Each awardee will also be required to submit a short (~1 page) article describing their research. The awardee articles will be published throughout the year in the "Trainee Section" of the HOT newsletter Toxenlaces.

Documents needed to apply: Applicant must submit a copy of the complete abstract accepted by SOT and a letter of recommendation from a mentor (not to exceed one page). The letter must be written in English.

Please submit a complete nomination package to both: HOT Awards Committee Chair Dr. Carmen Rubio Armendáriz ( and Co-Chair Dr. Mercedes Salvador Silva (

Deadline: Documents must be received on or before January 10th, 2021.

Important notice: Due to the 2021 SOT Annual Meeting being in a virtual format, the 2021 HOT travel award will consist of the reimbursement of the Annual Meeting registration fee. Additionally, for those awardees that register to attend Continuing Education Courses, the registration cost of one (1) course will be reimbursed as well.

Award Group: SOT

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