SOT Awards

Public Communications Award

Deadline: October 9

The Public Communications Award is presented by the Society of Toxicology to recognize an individual who has made a major contribution to broadening the general public’s awareness of toxicological issues, including public understanding of the role and importance of experimental animals in toxicological science, through any aspect of public communications. The award should reflect accomplishments over a significant period of time. Examples of qualifying media in which the nominated communication may appear include books, brochures, continuing education courses, databases, extension bulletins, magazines, newspapers (local or national), public presentations, public forums, radio and television scripts, and workshops.

The award consists of a plaque that is presented at the SOT Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony and a cash stipend.

Criteria for award:

  • An individual who has made a major contribution to public awareness of toxicological issues
  • Accomplishments over a significant period of time through public communications

Items needed in the application:

  1. Letter of nomination from Full member of the Society
  2. Curriculum vitae of the nominee (10 pages maximum)
  3. Seconding letter from Full member of the Society
  4. Both letters should provide documentation and a description of the significant contributions made by the nominee via public communication efforts; CV listing is not sufficient without analysis and discussion of the important contributions.

Historical Listing of Awards Recipients

Preference will be given to nominees who have not received one of the following SOT awards in the past two years: Achievement, Arnold J. Lehman, Distinguished Toxicology Scholar, Education, Enhancement of Animal Welfare, Founders, Leading Edge in Basic Science, Merit, Public Communications, Toxicologist Mentoring, Translational Impact, Translational/Bridging Travel, and Undergraduate Educator Award.

Award Group: SOT

Application Materials:



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